Scott Hanselman

2007 Wrapup

January 1, '08 Comments [9] Posted in Musings
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CIMG7842 2007 was a crazy year for us. The new year really hits me when I make a new folder at my house called \\server\photos\2008.

In one crazy year I...

  • Quit my job as Chief Architect of Corillian and started work at Microsoft. Corillian had been purchased by CheckFree. Shortly after I quit CheckFree was purchased by FiServ. Oy!
  • Moved west (halfway between Portland and the Beach) and built a house with a nice home office.
  • Had a second son and we're exhausted. It's also hard to focus on work and what-not when the baby hasn't got his sleep thing down yet.
    • Anyone who goes on leave/vacation and comes back saying they are "energized and ready to get back to work" in insane. Vacation is a tease, showing you what retirement will be like. I plan on sleeping through, 24 hours a day, from age 50 to age 100, making up for my current lack of sleep.

Here's a few blog posts of mine that didn't completely suck this last year. A greatest hits if you will. If you missed them, you might enjoy checking them out.

You might also take a look at the complete blogging year of 2007 in a large calendar, or peruse the dynamic timeline. Also, go get on the Hanselman Blog Google Guestmap!

Personal

Reviews

Technical

Essays/Commentary

Podcasts

Here's to a positive new year for us all!

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Saturday, January 05, 2008 5:07:52 PM UTC

Thanks for all your work.

So are you @45 minutes from Portland?
Abdu
Saturday, January 05, 2008 7:18:47 PM UTC
Between 20 min and 45 min depending on what you define "Portland" as. ;) I can get to Chipotle in 20 min, which is close to civilization.
Saturday, January 05, 2008 11:32:39 PM UTC
Okay, Scott, I was looking through your 2007 wrapup links, and ran across your one on Cybergeek Fame. I have to say that you are more popular (to me at least) than Bruce Campbell. I would put you, currently at the level of Richard Kind ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0454236/ ) He's a fantastic guy, very funny, friends with George Clooney (in other words, he knows the real legends of the biz), and when you see him you know him. If you watch Scrubs, you might have seen him in probably the funniest guest roles in any sitcom.

I just bought Professional ASP.Net 2.0, with you picture on the cover (my wife says you are very cute) because I knew who you were. I have to have it read by Monday morning for an interview. They need someone who knows ASP.Net pretty well, and I really need this job, so I'm cramming. Any cliffs notes you want to send me to summarize this 1200 page monster?! I'm unemployed as of Jan 15, and my wife just got laid off last Friday, so we really need this!

Anyway, just thought you should know that you are way more known than Bruce Campbell, even though I absolutely love that guy, too.

Matt

PS -- thanks also for the post on Baby sign language -- my wife is preggo with our fisrt, and we want to do the sign language thing. Very good to know that he/she may not respond to it for quite a while so that we don't give up.
Sunday, January 06, 2008 8:46:05 PM UTC
Scott,

Thanks for the recap. I found some good posts I missed the first time around.

Keep up the good work and good deeds. And, enjoy your family in the process.


Have a great 2008


Steve S
Sunday, January 06, 2008 10:14:21 PM UTC
That's all you've done?

Geez -- get to work, I hope you're more productive in 2008!!!
DavidM
Monday, January 07, 2008 11:50:39 AM UTC
You are so right about the "energized and ready to get back to work" thing...I get that same sense of being teased about what it might be like when I don't have to work anymore!! By the way, great work on the Hanselminutes podcasts (I even enjoyed show #94 by the way!) and keep the excellent shows coming.
AndyW
Monday, January 07, 2008 1:20:34 PM UTC
Congrats on a good 2007, all the best for 2008...looking forward to more of the same! :)
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 12:05:45 AM UTC
Matt Dawdy:
All you gotta say in the interview is: "you are only as good as your people skills".

John A Davis
Wednesday, January 09, 2008 5:30:45 PM UTC
Just something odd -- at this link 2007 Calendar, I see the month titles in German but on the other calendar years, they are in English...

Intentional -- or something with DasBlog?

Timothy
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