Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 15

April 27, 2006 Comment on this post [5] Posted in Podcast | ASP.NET | XML | Tools
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HanselminutesMy fifteenth Podcast is up. This episode is about replacing Start|Run.

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Now playing: Newsboys - He Reigns

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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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April 27, 2006 22:38
Great song...
April 27, 2006 22:43
The opening song?
April 28, 2006 21:34
Hello, Scott. It's always great to listen to your podcast. I always learn good things listening to your podcast. I'm becoming the tool guy in the office. I've been introducing the tools you mentioned and if I think it's really useful, I introduce it to my development team.

As for desktop search, I love Google Desktop Search. I noticed that they added Ctrl+Ctrl option to popup search window. So whichever applicaiton you are using, you hit Ctrl twice, you get to type what you want to search. As you type, the result shows up below the window. You can even use it as the way to get to resources on your HDD or network resources. I thought this was worth mentioning, so...
April 28, 2006 22:21
I meant the Newsboys - He Reigns song...
May 01, 2006 20:08
I'd agree with vbNullString. GDS is an awesome launcher. The Ctrl+Ctrl shortcut makes it an entirely different experience (includes auto-completion too)
Also, it looks like the rankings update as you open files/launch applications.
I can usually open any application/project/file I want within 6-7 keystrokes (including the Ctrl+Ctrl and Enter)

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