Microsoft Programmer Snuck “Big Boobs” Into Code, Thought No One Would Notice
1:30 pm, July 22nd | by Amy Tennery
It’s not a huge leap to assume most Microsoft-employed programmers are smart folks — especially those who work with particularly complex codes. Not trying to jump to conclusions here, just noting that it’s unlikely you could be a complete dummy and still write code all day long.
Of course a 6th-grade level prank uncovered at the company recently could, perhaps, bring that assumption under some scrutiny. It involves a programmer. And some boobs.
Microsoft has apologized after one of its programmers snuck the term “big boobs” into a “hexadecimal string” that connected a Microsoft program to the Linux kernel, according to the BBC. Of course, I have no idea what a “hexadecimal string” is, nor do I have a clue how anyone could “sneak” that in to a code without botching the whole kit and caboodle. What I do know, however, is this: If your prank resembles something first conceived of a middle schooler with a digital calculator in 1987, you need to rethink your shenanigans.
Did the programmer think no one would notice? Or is he or she just, well, kind of a boob? It’s anyone’s guess.
That being said, it’s important to note these hijinks allowed for what is, perhaps, one of the more hilarious headlines I’ve seen in a long time: “Microsoft Apologizes For Big Boobs”
That was wonderful.