I was looking through some of my old source code (pre-Microsoft) when I stumbled on a HTML folder. In that folder I found some pictures from some the earliest digital pictures I recall ever taking. I think they were taken with a Kodak camera I had recently purchased.
As you can see, I’m a hotshot technical wizard sitting proudly in front of my Sun SPARCstation. I think the pizza box in the picture is a SPARCstation 5 with the 17” monitor. That particular cube is a cherished double cube and along the wall behind me out of sight are a number of machines including Macs, Novell Netware servers, and of course Windows machines running early Exchange 4.0 bits.
There are a few interesting tidbits about the photo. First, I am clean shaven and wearing a tie. Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve done either. Second, it was right before I started my adventure here at Microsoft. Yep, that’s correct.
July 1, 2011 will be my 15 year anniversary with Microsoft. Wow. Man, it seems like just yesterday at times. And I’m still having a lot of fun here. I’ll have to write some stories about the early days before too long. It’s good to reflect.