Scott Hanselman

Podcasting = Verbal Incontinence

October 21, '04 Comments [12] Posted in Musings
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Sorry folks, PodCasting = Verbal Incontinence.  I'm just not feeling it.  You can't speak as fast as I read.  I don't like it when you read your PowerPoints to me, and I REALLY don't like it when you ramble on.  My commute isn't nearly long enough to slog through your PodCasts to find a nugget of goodness.  If you blog, I can ignore it, or read it in any order. I can skip forward by, gasp, moving my eyes.

PodCasting, clever, yes.  Interesting, yes.  A new kind of media? Maybe. You could just post the MP3s and I'll download them whenever. Useful? Not to me.

P.S. After all this nonsense around RSS taking up too much bandwidth, you all have the stones to suggest we following links to 40meg MP3s?

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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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SellsCon 2004 - Alternative Top Ten List

October 20, '04 Comments [1] Posted in XML
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I was slightly involved in writing a few items in the XmlDevCon Top Ten List.  Here was my complete submission, some of which were used in the final.

 

Top Ten <Dirty Little=“True”>System.Xml</Dirty> Secrets

10. “Boxing” was almost called “Richtering”

9. Tim Bray and company meant the whole thing as a goof. And you bought it!

8. The original idea was quotes and commas, not angle brackets.

7. The Semantic Web was planned as the “Symantec Web,” and before that, “Norton’s Web”

6. The System.Sells.Ewald.Box.Brown.Fritz.GenX subsystem is wholly under-utilized.

5. Xml was even more useful back when it was called EDI.

5.5 (optional) WSDL Contracts with the Devil for your Soul must now include a Hell-specific Binding.

4. Xml 1.2 plans to be even more flexible than Xml 1.1 when it becomes a candidate recommendation in the spring of 2023.

3. Orcas plans to introduce a File | New | Enterprise wizard. “Looks like you’re opening an insurance agency! Can I help you with that?”

2. Indigo will soon include the “From Your Lips to God’s Ear” transport to replace DCOM.

1. Xml was dreamed up in order to give Ewald more opportunities to say “deterministic,” “infoset” and “a priori”

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SellsCon 2004

October 20, '04 Comments [1] Posted in eFinance | Web Services | XML
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We're all here at SellsCon (XML DevCon 2004).  The facilities are lovely, and the crowd is freaking huge.  Patrick and I are going on at 11am.  Tim Bray has just given a great keynote that is diametrically opposed to Patrick and my hypothesis. So, there will be some interesting discussion!

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It's amazing what one can find - VS.NET 2005 ASP.NET web.config schema inconsistency shows some interesting stuff

October 19, '04 Comments [2] Posted in ASP.NET
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I'm working on some ASP.NET 2.0 stuff with 2.0 Beta 1 Refresh, and I noticed something. 

The web.config from a VB ASP.NET app is on the left.  The web.config from a C# ASP.NET app is on the right. Here's some thoughts:

  • We know the customProvider will allow one to write their own SQL Session Store.  This is known, but not documented yet.
  • lockAttributes is new. Not sure what that's about.
  • On the right, the C# web.config XSD is out of sync with the VB.NET web.config XSD, and we see a few new attributes.
    • regenerateExpiredSessionId - This new attribute will force a re-gen of any old session ids. Previous versions of ASP.NET would start a fresh session with the provided id remaining the same.
    • allowCustomSqlDatabase allows you to have more than one ASP.NET Session State database per box, and each Application can be assigned to one by specifying Initial Catalog= or Database= in the strangely missing sqlConnectionString attribute.

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Team America: World Police/Nerd Dinner

October 16, '04 Comments [6] Posted in Movies
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Just got back from Team America: World Police, easily the most offensive and funniest movie since, well, South Park.  It was Chris's idea, and I'm glad he had it.  I literally wiped tears from my face twice during the film, and almost cramped up laughing.  Now, I'm dealing with the intense guilt of laughing at this intensely offensive movie. :) Go see it, but not if you never swear.

Here's the World Police, (L to R, I think this is correct) Stuart Celarier, Scott Meyers(?), Chris Tavares, Chris Sells, Rory Blyth, myself, Jim Blizzard, Ward Cunningham. Rich Claussen was no doubt getting popcorn at this time.

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