An outdated put up from 2014.
From 1986 to 1989, I labored within the Xenix group at Microsoft. It was my first job out of faculty, and I used to be essentially the most junior particular person on the crew. I used to be hopelessly naive, inexperienced, usually clueless, and borderline incompetent, however my coworkers have been form, supportive and enormously forgiving – only a pretty bunch of oldsters.
Microsoft determined to exit the Xenix enterprise in 1989, however earlier than the group was dispersed to the winds, we held a wake. Lots of the outdated fingers at MS had labored on Xenix sooner or later, so the celebration was full of a lot of the senior improvement employees from throughout the corporate. There was cake, beer, and nostalgia; tales have been advised, most of which I can’t repeat. A number of the longer-serving of us dug via their information to search out notably amusing Xenix-related paperwork, and so they have been copied and distributed to the attendees.
These are sorts of tales that have to be written down for posterity, of we danger shedding plenty of beneficial info and backstories to a number of the much less profitable expertise merchandise of our time.