Scott Hanselman

2009 Blogged - Greatest Hits

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While I (really) unplugged in December of 2009, you can access a nice calendar of all my 2009 posts (as well as other years) at this link.

In 2008 I published a Greatest Hits post that I will keep updated, but here's a list of links to the posts I most enjoyed writing this last year. I hope you find some of them useful, and perhaps you missed one or two or you just started reading recently and this 2009 "Greatest Hits" Post will catch you up on the stuff I was thinking about this year.

General Geekery

Blogging

Twitter

Podcasts

Programming

.NET and ASP.NET

Gadgets and Product Reviews

Speaking and Presentations

Personal Stuff and LifeHacks

I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed writing them. See you next decade!

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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Friday, January 01, 2010 7:02:41 AM UTC
Scott, that's a great content compilation. Amazing!

Looking forward for more such stuff in 2010.

Wishing everyone a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2010.

Best Regards,
Kamlesh
Kamlesh
Friday, January 01, 2010 9:15:45 AM UTC
You forgot Babysmash. YOU FORGOT BABYSMASH!!
Friday, January 01, 2010 9:19:23 AM UTC
My bad, Babysmash was June two years ago. Mea Culpa
Friday, January 01, 2010 3:47:23 PM UTC
Wow..what an wonderful compilation!
Lakshminarayanan.R
Friday, January 01, 2010 4:36:16 PM UTC
Thanks for a great year of interesting reading.

Would be interesting to generate this list socially.
Peter H.
Saturday, January 02, 2010 4:03:48 AM UTC
Can't believe you left out the SO DevDays podcast/video!
Saturday, January 02, 2010 6:36:17 AM UTC
fizzbin...

we share our internets with a couple of college students who rent a garage apartment. back in august my internets stopped working.. i called my provider and spent about an hour trying to troubleshoot the problems. finally they get the o i c moment and tell me i need to call a special phone number and speak to the master of the web. when i call him up, he informs me that i'm being naughty and hosting copyrighted torrents and lists a few of them. myself, not much into the webcam captured movies scene, knew what the problem was and how to resolve it. so i responded, 'FizzBin'.. a few moments later his response.. 'Pardon Me?'.. again, 'FizzBin'... 'What?!? Are you drunk?!? This is serious!'

trying to explain just made things worse..

at any rate, please keep trying to change the world in 2010
Sunday, January 03, 2010 6:39:41 PM UTC
Nice roundup (Y)
Sunday, January 03, 2010 9:09:10 PM UTC
In VS 2005, using VB, page has a FormView linked to an SqlDataSource. When data is changed and Update button pressed, changed data is cleared in FormView but database table is not updated. Below is the SqlDataSource code. Any ideas why the Update doesn't work?

<asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataDetails" runat="server" ConflictDetection="CompareAllValues"
ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:ALFSConnectionString %>"
...
...
OldValuesParameterFormatString="original_{0}"
ProviderName="<%$ ConnectionStrings:ALFSConnectionString.ProviderName %>"
SelectCommand="SELECT * FROM [Resident] WHERE ([Resident_ID] = ?)"
UpdateCommand="UPDATE [Resident] SET [Resident_Company_ID] = ?, ..., [Resident_Diet] = ?, [Resident_Social_Security] = ? WHERE [Resident_ID] = ?" >
<UpdateParameters>
<asp:SessionParameter Name="Resident_ID" SessionField="Resident_ID" Type="String" />
<asp:Parameter Name="Resident_Company_ID" Type="Int32" /> ...
...
...
<asp:Parameter Name="original_Resident_Diet" Type="String" />
<asp:Parameter Name="original_Resident_Social_Security" Type="Int32" />
</UpdateParameters>
...
...
<SelectParameters>
<asp:SessionParameter Name="Resident_ID" SessionField="Resident_ID" Type="String" />
</SelectParameters>
</asp:SqlDataSource>
Monday, January 04, 2010 2:03:56 PM UTC
I've been following your blog for a couple of months now. First of all I thank you, for helping me start blogging (seriously you did).
Next thanks for all the awesome posts. Looking forward for some awesomer posts in 2010.
Thursday, April 08, 2010 5:13:10 PM UTC
Great Compilation at one place. Looking forward to read more from you.

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