Scott Hanselman

Scott's Movie Versions: 3 down! 1 to go.

April 6, '04 Comments [2] Posted in Movies | Gaming
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Ah...yes...Ringworld will be a Miniseries.

RINGWORLD: Based on Larry Niven's RINGWORLD series of novels, a four-hour mini-series is in development. In the future four explorers crash on an artificial structure in deep space, a mammoth ring that circles a distant star. Exploring this strange place, the humans discover that there is life here and secrets that could change the universe forever. [Cinescape]

Clearly this happened because of the power of blogging. ;)  They must have seen my post on the four books that MUST be made into movies and immediately began the production deal.  Read the comments from that post, they are fabulous

An additional note, the Ender's Game Movie is slowing moving along, with the X-Men 2 writers working on it.  Also, The Sparrow may be happening at Warner Brothers.  Now, if we can only get Snow Crash made...it'll probably end up with Will Smith as Hiro Protagonist.

I  think it's time for movie versions of:

What 'technical geek' movies are you just iching for? [Scott Hanselman (me) Last Year]

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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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Why is it that _I_ find all the weird edge case bugs?

April 6, '04 Comments [9] Posted in Bugs
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Here's a fanstastic bug, but what's funny is that it is acting exactly as it should!  Newsgator is smart enough to follow HTTP 302 Responses, but when I went to the MVP Summit the Hotel's internal Internet (Lodgenet) was redirecting ALL HTTP GETs to their registration site.  Happily following instructions, Newsgator updated my subscriptions and ate my OPML file.  Sigh. 

Thankfully I had a NewsGator Subscription, and went online to get my server-side copy and I'm back up.

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MVP Summit Photo Blog

April 6, '04 Comments [2] Posted in TechEd | Speaking | Africa
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I left the MVP Summit a little early, since I've got major SDK releases back at the ranch, and a multi-city international trip looming, I really felt the need to get back.  However, I still had a blast and got a LOT done.  I also met a lot of Product Group folks, a PILE of old and new friends and generally got to do lots of things I wouldn't ordinarily.

Some Highlights:

  • Saw absolutely EVERYONE.  I won't name drop as the list is too long. 
  • Talked to people from all over the globe.  Saw lots of friends from Malaysia, Russia,
  • Met the RDs for this year.  Looks like a fantastic bunch.  Remember, you can always find your local RD at http://www.microsoft.com/rd.
  • Saw a pile of Longhorn stuff and noticed that http://www.longhornblogs.com was listed in PCMagazine as one of the Top 100 Web Sites you don't know about.
  • Had FANTASTIC Ethiopian food at Pan African Cafe on 1st and Pike.  Tell the owner that Scott the ferenj who spoke tinish tinish amarigna sent you.  Order Beef T'ibs and thank me later.
  • Saw some fantastic 3D Avalon stuff in the new Longhorn build.
  • Had dinner with the Off Topic crew and got into a huge talk with some ShadowFax developers.
  • Filmed a promotional video at Microsoft Studios.

No, this picture of me and my SPOT Watch doesn't need to be color corrected (note the color of my face versus my hands) ... I am JUST that red.  I was sunburned while trying out for the Apprentice 2 here in Portland.  Much to my (and others') surprise, they selected someone with a more human skin color.

This is Scoble, myself, Scoble's entourage, and 15 Italian MVPs (very cool guys) who followed us after I yelled 'Viva Italia!'

Uh...ya. ;)  And what's really funny is that he hasn't taken it off yet! 

 

Everyone at the Summit was running a Smart Phone or iPaq.  Since I was feeling pretty inadequate, I tried to show off my snazzy new color Blackberry.  Well, apparently my Blackberry hadn't got wind of the Sun/Microsoft agreement and throw the first exception I've ever seen.  Sigh.  I never thought I'd say this, but then I rebooted my phone.

Got to go to Microsoft Studios and film a promotional video that will be shown at TechEd in San Diego.  (No, that's not me, it's Rocky Lhotka, fellow Goatee'ed RD, or 'evil Scott' as he's known in the alternate Star Trek Universe).

Met Andy Cheung, Hong Kong RD, MVP and VP of the Hong Kong .NET Users Group.  Note, that I'm still slightly red.  Fortunately, I'm not as sunburned as I was last night (see below).

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XML sucks less than Regular Expressions, ya think?

April 5, '04 Comments [1] Posted in XML | Tools
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Rock on.  And it's well timed, as I was just feeling ill about my previous MSI building solution.

On Monday, April 5, 2004, as part of the Shared Source Initiative, Microsoft releases the source code for the Windows Installer XML (WiX) developer tool to SourceForge under the IBM Common Public License or CPL.

Background Details:

  • The Windows Installer XML (WiX - pronounced "wicks") is a toolset for advanced Windows developers that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. Overall, WiX can improve the process of how software developers release software.
  • Many Microsoft product development teams use WiX to deliver their installation packages. Utilizing the 1.0 Common Language Runtime, WiX builds with Visual Studio.Net 2003 on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and will be of use with future Windows offerings.
    [FrankArr - MSDN]

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Celebrity Sighting

April 5, '04 Comments [0] Posted in
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Actor, Director, Producer Forest Whitaker (Ghost Dog) is sitting here at the W bar.
Scott Hanselman - Corillian Corp
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