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Hanselminutes Podcast 235 - Making a hobby a job - Talking with Eric Herbrandson about his Silverlight-based MicroISV

October 18, '10 Comments [3] Posted in Podcast | Silverlight
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Scratch Audio Eric Herbrandson has been working on the site creating a Silverlight-based audio mixer at night and weekends. What's the best way to hold down a full time job while pursuing your passion? Was it hard for Eric to learn a new technology and apply it to his little ISV? And some tech chat about his product, AudioOrchard Scratch Audio, what was possible and what wasn't.

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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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Monday, October 18, 2010 9:02:24 PM UTC
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 1:58:47 AM UTC
I (a non-native speaker) really appreciate it when you include the transcipts on your posts--it helps me follow your show easier. Hope you will keep up the good work :).
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:59:53 PM UTC
Good show that one Scott.

I think micro-ISV's make good hobbies too. I guess it's the other way around for me, as in I have an unrelated main job but like to do small 'startups' on the side as learning/life exercises. Here's my latest Silverlight one for anyone interested:

http://www.zoomread.com

It uses past behavior to try to learn what to show, and you get all sorts of cool feeds appearing, like this one from today...
http://www.zoomread.com/ZoomRead.html?map=2010-10-20_12-53&location=13-5

;)
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