Scott Hanselman

On Turning 0x1E and looking back at 2003

January 20, '04 Comments [3] Posted in ASP.NET | TechEd | Speaking | PDC | Africa | Tools
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I'm turning 30 on Thursday, which is a nice round number, until I turn 0x30 "again" in 18 years.  It's got me very nostalgic.  When I was in my early 20s I always expected to look at 30 as a big deal, and this may seem fairly geek of me, but once you grok number bases, it's hard to get as excited about numbers that are round in one base. :)

I'm pretty happy with the way things in general are going, looking back on 2003, here's some highlights:

So, here's to turning 30, 0x1E, 36 (octal), and 0001-1110 all in the same day.

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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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Tuesday, 20 January 2004 16:13:43 UTC
30 - let me see if I can think back that far! 30 was an awesome birthday for me. THe day before I had moved out of NYC and found myself living in a beautiful cottage in the middle of 1500 acres of gorgeous land in the Hudson Valley. I could not believe that I was living that dream already at the age of 30. You have already accomplished quite a lot at such a young age and should be VERY proud. Happy b-day, Scott!!
Tuesday, 20 January 2004 16:27:35 UTC
Hey Scott, Happy Birthday!

I liked your list, and I must (rather sheepishly) admit that I had no idea that Moses kept the Israelites informed via moblog. Fascinating! :)
Wednesday, 21 January 2004 04:52:56 UTC
I didn't realize we were so close in age. I turned 30 on Jan 4.
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