Well hello there. Today I had a funny notion, wanting to determine just how long I’ve been writing technical blog articles.
Don’t ask me why, I just became curious. So I had a look at my earliest entry – 17 October 2006.
Well, you might think this is old enough – but then take into account that I actually wrote a separate blog – which is still live!
The earliest article there dates back to the 11th of February, 2005 when I was living in Vancouver, Canada.
Ergo, Saturday, 28/04/2012 – Friday, 11/02/2005 means I’ve been writing or publishing technical articles for:
7 Years, 2 Months and 17 Days or.. 2633 total days since the first post until now.
Some interesting facts about February, 2005:
- Windows XP was the main Operating System from Microsoft
- Visual Studio 2005 was in beta
- Team Foundation Server 2005 (v1.0) hadn’t been released (even in Beta)
- Windows Vista was codenamed “Longhorn” and barely near developer preview
- My laptop was a Dell Inspiron XPS (Gen 1) with a Pentium IV processor and 4 MB of RAM
- Weighed 10 lbs
- My first laptop with DVI output
- Still have it – and is being used today!
- .NET Framework 2.0 had not yet been released
- Bill Gates was the head man at Microsoft
- Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox weren’t even on the radar
- No iPhone or iPad, only iPod
To leave you with one final take-away:
Windows Vista Pre-release Installer Screen *shudder*
C/-September 04, 2005.