Random Blog Anniversary

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.

About Rob Sanders

IT Professional and TOGAF 9 certified Enterprise Architect with nearly two decades of industry experience, 18 years in commercial software development and 11 years in IT consulting. Check out the "About Rob" page for more information.

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