Scott Hanselman

The Wall Street Journal on the Power of Blogging, the Power of Scoble and My Spot Watch

May 25, '04 Comments [5] Posted in Diabetes | Bugs
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Hey, look at this!  An article in the Wall Street Journal with "RSS," "Scoble," "SPOT Watch," "Diabetic," "Corillian," "Hanselman," and "Blog" all in the same paragraph.  That's a hell of a thing, eh?

Regarding RSS:  The technology also has helped some enterprises keep in touch with customers. Scott Hanselman, an executive at Corillian Corp., a provider of financial-services software, bought a SpotWatch -- a wristwatch that receives radio waves to alert him whenever there's a company meeting coming up, and when he needs an insulin boost. (He is a diabetic.) But a bug in his watch, which uses Microsoft technology, halted the flow of messages, and Mr. Hanselman wrote about it on his Web log. Robert Scoble, who holds the title of technology evangelist at Microsoft and who scans 1,400 sites daily with RSS, spotted the blog posting and forwarded the complaints to Chris Schneider, senior program manager at Microsoft's Spot team, who was able to transmit a fix for the bug less than eight hours after Mr. Hanselman first encountered it. [WSJ on RSS]

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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, 25 May 2004 14:11:01 UTC
And a promotion! Heh. ;)
Tuesday, 25 May 2004 19:04:20 UTC
Mr. Executive guy!
Tuesday, 25 May 2004 19:34:56 UTC
Hanselman in the WSJ?!?!? And it's not because they found out you were skimming millions. Very cool!!
Tuesday, 25 May 2004 19:36:04 UTC
Um. Maybe I shouldn't have told everyone about the skimming millions stuff. That was supposed to be a secret. Uh. Everyone: nevermind.
Tuesday, 25 May 2004 21:18:54 UTC
That rocks... Mentioned in the Wall Street Journal... Where to next...
Joseph E Shook
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