|I don't know what others may think, but I think this is one of my best pastels, and there are almost 150 of them online.|
It's only a monochrome sketch, but here I achieved what I was trying for, a convincing rendering of rocky textures. There is a center of interest, one stone that is a bit brighter and more detailed than the others.
I've just repaired the image, using GIMP to compensate for loss of contrast in scanning.
Well, it may be an exaggeration to say the test is highly regarded, but I have no doubt Microsoft makes a bundle administering the course that leads up to the test.
Most people don't take Microsoft's Certified Professional exam until they graduate college, but Ayan Qureshi aced the test when he was only five years old.
The boy, now 6, is officially a Microsoft Certified Professional, the BBC reported on Thursday.
He's currently the youngest person to successfully pass the test, which is highly regarded in the information technology industry.
The previous record was held by Mehroz Yawar, who passed the test when he was six and-a-half in April.
The test consisted of multiple choice questions, "hotspot questions, drag-and-drop questions, and scenario-base questions," Ayan told the BBC.
Asim also told the BBC that the hardest challenge was explaining the language of the test to his son, but Ayan quickly picked up on it quickly.
Microsoft doesn't usually let children as young as Ayan take the test, but made an exception in this case. The test is usually taken by college graduates that want to become IT professionals. Not only did Ayan pass the test, but he completed it well before the two-hour time limit, according to The Mirror.
Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For money, she cashed out the funds her parents had saved for tuition. Now, she counts billionaire Larry Ellison as an investor and has former secretaries of state on her board.
"I think a lot of young people have incredible ideas and incredible insights, but sometimes they wait before they go give their life to something," she said. "What I did was just to start a little earlier."
Holmes, through her company Theranos, has taken on the $76 billion laboratory-diagnostic industry as her target. It's an industry that was just waiting to be disrupted, since blood testing has not changed since the modern clinical lab emerged in the 1960s.
Her idea: No more vials. No more tourniquets. Just a pinprick of blood gathered in a container smaller than a dime. And up to 70 lab tests can be run on one drop of blood in less time than traditional tests.
Holmes thinks that ease of testing will make people more likely to go through with blood tests and help with earlier deking in humanitarian assistance, including several executive positions with USAID. tection of illness, something she's passionate about. Her father, Christian Holmes IV, has spent a career working in humanitarian assistance, including several executive positions with USAID.
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I claim to be a professional artist, because I have actually sold a few paintings, though none recently.|
Favourite genre of music: anything but rock or grand opera. By "rock" I mean any of various contemporary genres, including rap, heavy metal, techno etc, characterized by raucous monotony. I don't include jazz.
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: abstract (algorithmic or mathematical), not "abstract"
Operating System: Linux, Ubuntu distribution
MP3 player of choice: vlc
Shell of choice: bash (Bourne Again Shell), Python
Wallpaper of choice: Supernova 1994D in Galaxy NGC 4526 (see webcam)
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin (& Hobbes)