Scott Hanselman

Diabetes Walk 2006 - The Day of the Walk

May 6, '06 Comments [1] Posted in Diabetes
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Teamhanselman2006donationsI want to publically and formally again thank everyone who has donated to help find diabetes with Team Hanselman at this year's Diabetes Walk.

I'll update this post tommorow with pictures of the walk and the turnout.

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Also, I'd like to take this opportunity to make a final call for donations to take us into stratosphere. If you haven't donated, perhaps you were thinking about it but hadn't taken the time, I want to assure you that donations are completely tax-deductible in the US.

You can donate to fight diabetes here, securely, online.

Here's a list of the donors that made this amazing day possible.

Judith Agee - Andres Aguiar - Christopher Aitchison - khalid almarzook - Chris Arndt - Sarat Atluri - Terry Austin - Bill Ayers - David Ball - Edward Ball - Guy Barrette - Stephen Barron - John Batdorf - Dave Bettin - Michael Bonnell - John Bristowe - Christopher Brooks - Kayla Brown - John Bush - Michelle Button - Tyron Button - Richard Campbell - Michael Caron - Glenn Carr - Patrick Cauldwell - Vikki Cauldwell - Daniel Cazzulino - Lois Celarier - Stuart Celarier - Santiago Cepas - Matthew Clendening - Rebecca Cohoon - Mauricio Collares - thomas cook - Galynne Davis - Richard Day - Margaret Decker - Richard DeLong - Donald Demcsak - Kenneth DesRochers - Brian Donahue - Nicholas Emery - Moshe Eshel - Marc Fairorth - Eric Farr - Simon Fell - Joshua Flanagan - Jason Follas - Stephen Forte - Carl Franklin - Jeroen Frijters - Elizabeth Gee - Barry Gervin - Ken Getz - Robert Gilmore - Daryl Golinsky - Paul Gomes - Jonathan Goodyear - Peter Gossmann - Carlos Guevara - Michael Gunderloy - Phillip Haack - David Hanselman - Jack Hanselman - Scott Hanselman - Jason Harper - Andrew Hay - Nicholas Hebb - Scott Hess - Howard Hill - PHIL HOCHSTETLER - Kenneth Holloway - James Holmes - Mark Horninger - Jeff Huber - Gregory Hughes - Paolo Hutchison - Lucas Hutteman - Patrick Hynds - Avesh Jain - Jeff Julian - Ed Kaim - Joseph Kaplan - Chris Kinsman - Timothy Kling - Bala Krishna Kodarapu - Leon Lane - Mats Lanner - Brian Lee - Debra Lee - Devon Lee - Bryant Likes - Gerrard Lindsay - Walter Lounsbery - Gregory Low - Jessica Lunceford - Kalen Lunceford - William Lunceford - Katrin Maehle - Eric Malamisura - Ryan Manwiller - Andrew McQuery - LUCAS MELIA - Greg Menounos - STEVE MENYHERT - terrie merritt - Johnson Michael - Mark Miller - James Minatel - Duane Mohney - Badari Mysore - Piyush Naik - Himanshu Nath - Tony Neely - David Negron - Brian Noyes - Albert Nyveldt - Larry O'Brien - Steve O'Brien - Peter Ordal - Devu Pandit - Mrudula Pandit - Kyle Petersen - Lawrence Pina - Martin Plante - Kathy Quick - Vineeth Raja - Tim Rayburn - George Reilly - Terrence Riley - Ryan Rinaldi - Andrew Robinson - Jesus Rodriguez - Chris Rogers - John Roth - Jens Schaller - Jason Scheuerman - Jeffrey Schilling - David Schlesinger - Ronald Scott - Paul Sheriff - Joseph Shook - Bil Simser - Eric Sink - amy smith - Cory Smith - Cameron Soper - Benjamin Stiefel - Lisa Stup - Shawn Swaner - Darren Swartzendruber - Marcus Tettmar - John Theisen - Joe Tillotson - Matthew Trentini - Shawn Van Ness - Joel Verwers - Kim Villalpando - John Walker - Cullen Waters - Philip Weber - Terry Weiss - Kyle Welsh - Steven Wilcox - Doug Willbanks - Pamela Willis - Claire Wolfson - David Yack - David Yuhas - Robert Zelt - Jonathan Zuck

Thanks again to everyone and wish us luck on the walk!

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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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Introducing PowerShell Prompt Here

May 5, '06 Comments [3] Posted in PowerShell
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PowershellhereIt was only a matter of time, right?

Due to my recent infatuation passionate love affair with PowerShell (whose download has been up and down on MSDN today...not sure why) I realized that I was missing something - the same behavior that I'd gotten hooked on with Visual Studio's Command Prompt/Batch File and "Visual Studio 2003/5 Command Prompt Here.

I really think it's intuitive to right-click on a folder and say "Command Prompt Here" so here's "PowerShell Prompt Here."

Download the INF, right click and select "Install." It appears in Add/Remove programs but for some reason doesn't completely uninstall. If you want to uninstall completely, search the registry for "PowerShellHere" (oneword) and delete the two trees you find.

Enjoy. Note, if you've installed your PowerShell to another folder other than the default, you'll need to edit the file manually with your path.

Disclaimer, Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV), Good Luck, Don't Player Hate, Integrate. If you've got improvements to the INF, post them in the comments and I'll update the file.

File Attachment: powershellhere.inf (1 KB)

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Hanselminutes Podcast 16

May 3, '06 Comments [5] Posted in Podcast | ASP.NET | XML | Tools
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HanselminutesMy sixteenth Podcast is up. This episode is one full of random goodness we're calling Hanselminutiae #1.

We're listed in the iTunes Podcast Directory, so I encourage you to subscribe with a single click (two in Firefox) with the button below. For those of you on slower connections there are lo-fi and torrent-based versions as well.

Subscribe to my Podcast in iTunes

Our sponsors are PeterBlum and the .NET Dev Journal.

As I've said before this show comes to you with the audio expertise and stewardship of Carl Franklin. The name comes from Travis Illig, but the goal of the show is simple. Avoid wasting the listener's time. (and make the commute less boring)

  • Each show will include a number of links, and all those links will be posted along with the show on the site. There were a number of sites mentioned in this episode, some planned, some not.
  • The basic MP3 feed is here, and the iPod friendly one is here. There's a number of other ways you can get it (streaming, straight download, etc) that are all up on the site just below the fold. I use iTunes, myself, to listen to most podcasts, but I also use FeedDemon and it's built in support.
  • Note that for now, because of bandwidth constraints, the feeds always have just the current show. If you want to get an old show (and because many Podcasting Clients aren't smart enough to not download the file more than once) you can always find them at http://www.hanselminutes.com.
  • I have, and will, also include the enclosures to this feed you're reading, so if you're already subscribed to ComputerZen and you're not interested in cluttering your life with another feed, you have the choice to get the 'cast as well.
  • If there's a topic you'd like to hear, perhaps one that is better spoken than presented on a blog, or a great tool you can't live without, contact me and I'll get it in the queue!

Enjoy. Who knows what'll happen in the next show?

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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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Consolas Font Family now available for download

May 3, '06 Comments [21] Posted in Musings
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UPDATE: Make sure you have ClearType turned on, this font requires it. Use the Windows ClearType Control Panel Applet/PowerToy to tune.

Looks like Consolas is available to download for mere mortals now, no need to sneak it out of Vista.

Go get it. It's wonderful.

Interestingly, the download page says "This package is only intended for licensed users of Microsoft Visual Studio 2006."

<joke>So I guess that means that no one can use it. Bummer. ;)</joke> It installed fine on my systems.

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Women in Technology - Betsy Aoki on Channel 9

May 2, '06 Comments [0] Posted in TechEd | Speaking
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Wesuckless_largeBetsy Aoki makes GotDotNet run.

She came to Portland a few years back (there's a picture of Rory and I on her blog) and when I bumped into her later on campus and she'd changed her hair and I didn't immediately recognize her and felt really bad about it. However, I now know she changes hair styles regularly - note that her hair matches her jacket. You don't just stumble on that kind of coordination. I know this because I'm a fashionisto. :)

She's the PM not only for GotDotNet.com but also blogs.msdn.com so she really drives community. She's also got some interesting thoughts around women in the technology industry. There's a whole series of Channel 9 Videos on Women in Technology.

She just got video-interviewed on Channel 9 and to my surprise mentioned me in the first few seconds of the talk. There's already a review of the said video at Channel9Hawk

We talked at TechEd 2004 and I wrote "We suck less" on a T-Shirt to remind folks that GotDotNet really pulled out of some rough times (availability, stability) to turn into a very useful destination on the net.

I really have to say that I enjoy just about everything I see on Channel 9 and have to give big ups to the folks over there that just walk into an office and start interviewing. Transparency in marketing, community and PR is where it's at, no question.

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