I didn't even notice the date yesterday, but when I looked at the calendar today, I realized I'd just passed my seventh Sunday. (If your birthday is the anniversary of your birth, wouldn't a Sunday be the anniversary of your joining Sun?) March 29, 1999 was my first day in the desktop group at Sun, though back then I was an intern in the PowerClient Desktop Release Engineering team, working on tools for the release engineers, fixing bugs in build scripts and Imakefiles, and filling in for the X, CDE, and OpenWindows release engineers as needed. After my internship was up and my degree was in hand, I was asked to stay on as a full time employee . A year after I first started, almost to the day, I moved into the X Engineering group as a developer, and have been here ever since.