Scott Hanselman

The Friday Five 1 As a child who was your favorite superheroheroine Why I always dug Nightcrawler could telepor

January 31, 2003 Comment on this post [0] Posted in TechEd | Speaking | Africa
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The Friday Five 1. As a child, who was your favorite superhero/heroine? Why? I always dug Nightcrawler (could teleport) and Shadowcat (could walk through walls). Certainly there's no need to read into the depths of standard computer-geek-four-eyes-zip-face-pre-teen angst that can be written in these choices. ;) 2. What was one thing you always wanted as a child but never got? A non-awkward day. 3. What's the furthest from home you've been? As the crow flies? When my wife and I visited her parents in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; that was pretty far. I felt far away when the dichotomy of the situation hit me. I was boiling the hot water for my bath and checking the values in my insulin pump at the same time. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was also pretty far. 4. What's one thing you've always wanted to learn but haven't yet? I've always wanted to learn an African Language FLUENTLY. I used to be OK and could converse in Ethiopian Amharic, but that's fading. I'm working on learning isiNdebele (part of the Zulu sub-family of Bantu languages), my wife's native tongue (clicks and pops and all), but I won't be able to really focus on it until August. 5. What are your plans for the weekend? My friend Ramesh, a Microsofty, and an organizer of TechEd Malaysia is coming to stay with us for the weekend.

About Scott

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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