Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes on Channel 9 - Video #1

March 28, 2007 Comment on this post [8] Posted in ASP.NET | Podcast
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Rory and I did a few videos together a while back to promote TechEd 2005. (Baby Carrots, Designing Software) They kind of worked, but were perhaps a bit forced. We thought they'd be cool at the time because when Rory and I hang out and just riff, we're a hoot. A hoot and a half, even. So, the Rawdawg got the idea for he and I to wander around Microsoft's Building 42 (Developer Division or "DevDiv") and simply pop in to folks offices and ask them "What are you working on?"

For me, I wanted to get back into the "Roots of Channel 9" - raw discussions, preferably with folks who know what they are talking about.

As Rory says:

Rory: In this first series (yes: first - if you like it, we might do more), we walked around building 42 and surprised people with impromptu requests for interviews. Most accepted.
A typical Channel 9 interview is booked anywhere from days to months in advance, so this is a different sort of thing.

We planned nothing and had no agenda. We ended up with a few hours of footage and if you like them, Rory will post them, and we might do more, perhaps even ask we approach the Mix conference.

In this first video we got lucky and bumped into an actual Dev on the ASP.NET team, Polita Paulus.

Sticking with my personal ongoing interest of not wasting your time, Rory and I changed the format even more:

Rory: Let us know what you think about this format. Another thing to note is that it's shorter than recent 9 videos. We've been seeing a lot of comments from viewers asking that we shorten them up. This one is just under 15 minutes long, so tell us what you think of that as well.

If you want more Channel 9 videos like this, forward the link around and say so in the comments of the video. So, we present for your consumption, Hanselminutes on 9 - #1. I hope it doesn't suck.

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

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March 29, 2007 1:29
Interesting, funny and not 1½ hour long, perfect! :) I would love to see more.
March 29, 2007 3:32
Yeah, next time avoid talking about the patent cubes. :) AWK-WARD!
March 29, 2007 6:18
The video was awesome. I really liked it. It was funny, short, and I liked the impromptu, unscripted nature of it. Hopefully, you and Rory can do a few more videos like that.
March 29, 2007 7:22
Scott, this is awesome... I'm hoping to see more in future. :)
March 29, 2007 15:18
Nice video. I am sure in the alternate time dimension where Scott works that this video probably only took 2 minutes to actually shoot. I think that if you look in the interleaved fields that you can see that Scott is also talking with Carl and recording the next Hanselminutes podcast ;)
March 29, 2007 18:42
Great video, good insight into the world of an MS developer. Hope to see more. Thx Scott AND Rory ;)
April 01, 2007 0:18
This was the best Ch9 video I have seen in a very long time. Thanks for taking it back to its roots. Excellent job to you and Rory.

Was I the only one a little shocked that Matt never heard of MonoRail? Based on BLINQ and some of the things Paulita said, I am inclined to think she is hip to what is going on outside of the Microsoft campus.

I want to see more in this series!
April 01, 2007 15:45
Your mp3-torrent doesn't seem to work (hanselminutes_0057.mp3.torrent). Hmm I can't download the old shows either with torrent. Normally the torrent download of both .NET Rocks! and your show just works. The problem could or course be mine. But other torrent works. And now I tried to download a .NET Rocks! show too, and that doesn't work either. So perhaps you have to tell Carl to reboot...I get a swedish error message, but in a free translation: Can't make a connection, since the target computer actively refuses.

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