Scott Hanselman

The Big News

June 14, 2005 Comment on this post [52] Posted in Musings
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Here's the previously mentioned Upcoming Big News. :)


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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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June 14, 2005 4:43
June 14, 2005 4:46
That's fantastic!! Congratulations!
June 14, 2005 4:48
Congratulations! I've got 3 kiddos now, so I would suggest you better rest up before he/she gets here.
June 14, 2005 5:00
Congratulations! :)
June 14, 2005 5:05
Wow, that's great, Scott! Congratulations!
June 14, 2005 5:32

Of course you'll have to get one of these.

I have the bib and the sleeper on order for my version 2.0. ;)
June 14, 2005 5:37
Congrats! That will put a crimp in your traveling lifestyle. ;)
June 14, 2005 5:54
Congrats Scott
June 14, 2005 5:57
June 14, 2005 6:13
Congrats! Get some rest, you'll need it.

And prepare to barricade yourself against good advice. Everyone will have some. It will conflict. Make up your own minds.
June 14, 2005 6:33
Awesome man! Congrats!
June 14, 2005 6:36

I've been reading Freakonomics on the way back from TechEd, and the last chapter is very useful for us young parents. It basically says that once you decide to buy a parenting book, it's already too late. The fate of your children depends much more in who you are than in what you do ;).

June 14, 2005 6:58
Congrats Scott. That's awesome. I have two, including one that's 2 months (a hospital visit for her almost kept me from Tech Ed), and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

You'll have fun, but you'll also lose a lot of sleep. I learned very fast how much I could do on 4-5 hours of sleep a night!
June 14, 2005 7:05
oh dear.. What is that?? A rabbit? j/k

Congrats Scott, and going by the size of the protrusion on the left, it looks like a BIG boy. :-p
June 14, 2005 8:19
Hi, Congrats Scott. Good Job. You will find it is full of enjoyment. I have one month and half daughter, and am enjoying being a father.
June 14, 2005 8:22
June 14, 2005 8:38
Congrats!! I'm so happy for you two! May it bring you the happiness that my two bring me.
June 14, 2005 8:42
Wohoo!!! Congrats man!
June 14, 2005 11:17
Hey Scott, congratulations man! Very cool news indeed.
June 14, 2005 14:02
Congrats! That's great.

So this is some kind of new .NET server control or have you finally ventured into the game world and this is your new PSP offering. I have to tell you I don't quite get the idea behind the game but maybe it's like Katamari Damacy so you just get used to the interface once you get into it.

Still, it looks interesting and look forward to version 1.0!
June 14, 2005 17:17

Congrats; keep us posted!
June 14, 2005 17:21
Congratulations! That is the best kind of big news.
June 14, 2005 17:23
Congrats! As a proud father of 2-months old baby I know what you feel!
June 14, 2005 18:26
I heard those things called babies do not let you out of debug mode for years. And they don't have the Locals or Watch windows..mmm scary ... :) Congrats!
June 14, 2005 19:11
Congrats! I have one on the way too. Due July 29th.
June 14, 2005 19:23
Congratulations! Ours is now seven months old. For some very creepy sonogram pictures, check her out when she was about negative six months here:
June 14, 2005 19:42
I wish you two all the best!
June 14, 2005 19:56
I guessed right! Supah-fly congrats, Scott.
June 14, 2005 20:21
Nice preview! Please keep posting screenshots. What is the expected release date?
June 14, 2005 20:25
Congratulations man!
June 14, 2005 20:47
Do you have a code name for this project?
June 14, 2005 20:54
Congrats Scott, SUPERB!
June 14, 2005 23:14

I concur with Mike Gunderloy's thoughts: Take all advice with a grain of salt, mull it all over, and do what you think is best for your child, who straight from the womb will be an individual in ways you cannot yet imagine.

Oh, and do get some rest!
June 15, 2005 0:11
You swallowed a red string?
June 15, 2005 2:39
Congratulations man. That's great news. You must be really excited. You'll have many sleep deprived nights, but it's all worth it and you'll realize how boring life was without a child.
June 15, 2005 2:43
It's pretty scary stuff, IMHO. The idea that I would be put in charge of another human life is humbling. I mean, are licensed to drive. Heck, we even try to pass MCSD tests...

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!
June 15, 2005 8:08
Congrats Scott!
June 15, 2005 14:34
Scott, Best wishes! It's simply the most rewarding job in your life! My little guy is going to be 2 on July 10th. and I would not trade the experience for anything in the world!
June 15, 2005 16:11
Congrats Scott! We are expecting our first July 17th.
June 15, 2005 18:40
Congratulations to you and your wife (I take you didn't do it all by yourself). Yes, it's very scary stuff to be in charge of another human life (I have a girl and a boy), but I'm sure you'll do fine. Just give him/her lots of love and attention and you'll see.
June 15, 2005 19:52
Mazel Tov!
June 16, 2005 0:25
June 16, 2005 3:45
Wow. Late nights will be redefined! Congrats. I have two daughters, and can not imagine life without them. Best wishes!
June 16, 2005 14:19
Wow! Great news. Don't worry about the whole "being in charge" thing, that only lasts about 2 weeks. After that, they are most definitely in charge of you! :-)

June 16, 2005 19:34
>>It's pretty scary stuff, IMHO.

True story:

When my son was born (my firstborn) I had no idea how I would handle it all. As I carried him from the delivery room to the post-delivery room, he stopped crying, opened his eyes, looked up at me, and that was it. I was a Dad and never even thought about the "how" of it again, and it hardly bothered me how scary it all was...
June 17, 2005 6:38
Congratulations Scott!

Stevenson said it best:

"That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had." --- Robert Louis Stevenson

Enjoy one of the best phases of your life. Fatherhood!
June 17, 2005 19:31
Congrats Scott! When's it due? We're having one in a few months. We just went out and bought our first batch of diapers and it's getting anxious! :)
June 17, 2005 21:20
Great News! Congratulations!
June 18, 2005 1:53
Congratulations Scott!

I guessed what the big news was when you told me in an IM session that you were planning on developing a baby monitor for Microsoft Media Center.

Best Wishes,
June 18, 2005 5:43
You stud!
June 19, 2005 9:42
Way to go Scott and Mo! Tina and I are so very happy for you guys. Best wishes to your bride! Love, Jack Tina Gabby and Gia Hanselman
June 26, 2005 17:43
Congrats Scott...

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