That’s how many years I have been at Microsoft as of today. Wow, it flew by…I earned some grey hairs along the way but wouldn’t change a thing. Here’s 12 random facts to mark the occasion
- My first Microsoft laptop had 16mb of RAM and a floppy drive…and it still boots. But it weighs ~7lbs (3.1kg)
- My current laptop has 2GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD drive and weighs 650g
- I’ve owned at least 12 different Microsoft keyboards. Way more mice but the Starck remains my favourite.
- The most frequent question I get when I say I work at Microsoft is have I met Bill Gates. Yep met him twice – nice bloke
- I worked on SharePoint back when it was Tahoe…nice to be at the start of a $1bn business
- I worked on Windows phone back when it was Stinger and had one of these
- I’ve taken over 200 flights and never missed a single one. Yet!
- I’ve played basketball against Steve Ballmer. He’s big. And tough.
- My scariest meeting was with Nokia…long story but it was a weird house in Espoo.
- I once started a TV channel at Microsoft. A tonne of fun but now dead
- I admit it, I owned a Microsoft Barney. I consider it part of my pension now.
- I’ve sent well over 50k emails since I started here, written over 3000 blog entries and over 5000 tweets . Not sure that’s a good thing.
Will I be here in another 12 years? Wouldn’t surprise me at all.