From the writers homepage:
The Life History generator consists a series of tables that can be used to quickly generate a background for newly-created characters. It is mainly intended as a character generation tool for players new to the Shadowrun world and game system.
Although designed for use with the Shadowrun Second Edition rules, with some minor adjustments it can be used with the third edition rules as well.
The file is available in different languages for the convenience of players who have difficulty reading English, and also as a list for Omnihedron, fully automating the dice rolling!
Author & Dutch translator: Gurth
French translator: da clown
Omnihedron list: Wordman
Formats available: OmniHedron, Portable Document Format, Microsoft Word 97