Scott Hanselman

August 2006 - My spare time

August 24, '06 Comments [11] Posted in Musings
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For some reason, I just thought this screenshot was funny at 1:05AM. Something I'm working on in my spare time.

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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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Thursday, August 24, 2006 9:55:07 AM UTC
Scott... I'd better find some other hobby for ur spare time :-)
Look at that post by David Silverlight:
http://www.community-credit.com/cs/blogs/starbucks_is_my_home/archive/2006/08/07/234.aspx
Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:46:46 AM UTC
Ops... I meant "... You'd better..." :-)
Thursday, August 24, 2006 12:04:37 PM UTC
Your wife must be thrilled.
Tim
Thursday, August 24, 2006 3:01:20 PM UTC
So what is it ?
Donk
Thursday, August 24, 2006 3:21:09 PM UTC
You know, that's starting to look like what movie producers seem to THINK computers look like. I mean, you've got the multiple windows of code, a webcam image in the corner, digits scrolling down a window in green on black... All you need is some distracting spinning graphics to complete it.
Mark W
Thursday, August 24, 2006 3:52:41 PM UTC
Mark W - that's exactly why I took the shot. And the sad part is, it wasn't staged. That was exactly what I needed to get the job done...I didn't rearrange any windows or anything.

Donk - I'm trying to use .NET and an external Serial IR board to remotely control a small robot running AtomBasic using PowerShell like "Logo."
Scott Hanselman
Thursday, August 24, 2006 3:59:06 PM UTC
I don't know which fact provides the more interesting insight into your personality - That you were working on something like this at 1 AM on a weeknight, or that you find humor in the screenshot. :)

Sounds like a fun project, Scott. Future Coding4Fun column?
Thursday, August 24, 2006 4:00:57 PM UTC
I need more coffee. I mistyped my own email address. :p
Thursday, August 24, 2006 4:08:51 PM UTC
Scott,

When you say using PowerShell like "Logo" are you refering to the fun little language that did a little project with Lego when I was in grade school called Lego TC Logo. Cause if so, that is hours and hours of enjoyment right there. BTW the turtle is the coolest little pointer I have seen for languages that can be taught to small children.
Brandon Krugman
Friday, August 25, 2006 1:19:01 AM UTC
Brandon - Totally...
Scott Hanselman
Friday, August 25, 2006 7:51:15 AM UTC
Hey Scott,
I didn't mean to offend or insult you with my stupid message...
It's just fun to see how much guys like you, and me, spends a lot of time hacking around these kind of things :-)
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