A new day and a new job as a technology consultant in London. I think this screenshot says it all:
Can you tell what those applications are? I know it’s been a while so let me help you. First up is Visual Studio 2003 sporting the .NET Framework version 1.1. That’s before such fundamentals as TryParse, generics and 64 bit support. Then there’s Visual C++ 6, released in 1998 if I remember correctly. Finally there’s Internet Explorer 6, as witnessed by the lack of PNG alpha blending (and tabbed browsing). This lovely collection of software is running on Windows XP SP2, released somewhere around 2004.
Just so we’re clear: as I write this it’s nearing the fall of 2008. Can you feel my pain? :)