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Hanselminutes Podcast 25 - Scott's .NET Blogroll (for July 2006 at least)

July 19, 2006 Comment on this post [5] Posted in Podcast | PowerShell | ASP.NET | XML | Bugs | Tools
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HanselminutesMy twenty-fifth Podcast is up. This episode is a discussion of a few of my favorite blogs. I had a HUGE list and ended up having to really chop it down in order to make it fit within our (my) time limit. Remember, Hanselminute tries not to waste your time!

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This show was FULL of links, so here they are again. They are also always on the show site. Do also remember the archives are always up and they have PDF Transcripts, a little known feature.

Links from the Show

Sam Gentile (g08) Jeff Atwood (goj)
Hanzi Smatter (gou)
Dare Obasanjo (g09)
Mike Gunderloy (gok)
M.C. Hammer (gov)
Greg Hughes (goa)
Phil Haack (gol)
Kevin Smith (gow)
casey chesnut (gob)
Chris Sells (gom)
Overheard in the Office (goy)
Polymorphic Podcast (god)
Fritz Onion (gon)
Make Blog (goz)
Scott Guthrie (goe)
ASP.NET Blogs (goo)
Developing for Developers (gp2)
Presentation Zen (gof)
Channel 9 Videos (gop)
Joel Spolsky (gp3)
Raymond Chen (gog)
Michael Kaplan (gor)
Junfeng Zhang (gp4)
Debugging Tess (goh)
Wesner Moise (gos)
Powershell Blog (gp5)
Roy Osherove (goi)
The Daily WTF (got)
 BCL Team Blog 

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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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July 19, 2006 11:33

Also, I second Wesner Moise and Junfeng Zhang, as well as my pal Haacked. Some of the others I don't recognize, but they'll be getting some of my sweet, sweet left-click.
July 19, 2006 20:04
This is one good way to get me to listen to your podcast, appeal to vanity! ;)
Appreciate the link love (or is it "pod love").

My favorite non-tech blog right now:
July 21, 2006 1:06
Tried to email you and is asking me for $20 for an i-name, so it means that if I want to email you I need to spend $20. Nice!
Anyway, not a bad idea, but $1 per email is all I want to spend, how many words a $1 gives me? ;-)
July 21, 2006 10:27

On the show you mention the BCLTeam WebLog, but you forgot to list the link on the site!
July 24, 2006 15:32
Regarding Carl's comments at the end of this podcast - where he said
that newsgroups were dead - I think he's wrong on this. Blogs are not
a replacement (nor have they replaced) usenet groups.

Most times when you want an answer on how to do something, or why
something works a certain way, usenet groups are probably the best (or
one of the best) places to find an answer.

Usually when I want to find something out, problems with code, etc.
the first place I check is usenet by doing a search using Google
Groups search. The majority of the time I find the answer there. If I
don't then I resort to doing a general Google web search (which
sometimes brings up results pointing to blogs). Or finally post a
question in a group.

Never had I had the need to go and search blogs for an answer. Blogs
are great to find out what people are up to now, or what their cat got
up to on the weekend, but to find answers to direct questions, usenet
is still a great resource. That one of the major roles of the
newsgroups, to ask and answer questions in groups covering specific

I think the imminent death of newsgroups is greatly exaggerated.

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