Scott Hanselman

Video: Twittering your Diabetes on NBC11 News in San Francisco

June 08, 2007 Comment on this post [19] Posted in Diabetes
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image Hey look, it's me on NBC! Well, it's the local News in the San Francisco Bay Area (even though I live in Portland), but it's coverage!

Marianne Favro, the Health Reporter from NBC11 contacted me for an interview after hearing about Twittering My Diabetes , so I went down to the local NBC Affiliate and recorded a bunch of footage.

Of course the footage they used was the least awesome, including me saying (at one point during the 90 minutes) that diabetes "is wicked hard, and doesn't get any easier." It's magical how that kind of quote can get pulled out of an hour and a half of raw footage and make me sound like an idiot. ;)

Anyway, it turned out OK. The only major glitch is when they showed my Glucagon (sugar shot for major lows) and called it Insulin, but who notices that but me?

Go check out the Video up at NBC11 with the creative title: Diabetic uses It also featured Biz Stone, one of the co-creators of Twitter.

Action Item and Note to Self: Come up with new Web 2.0 name like "Biz Stone" or "Guy Kawasaki", as "Scott Hanselman" is very Web 1.5. Any ideas?

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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June 08, 2007 9:27
i knew him when.
June 08, 2007 9:50
Dirk ManPecs
Holden McGroin
Butch mcLargehuge
Jeff Atwood
June 08, 2007 10:27
LOL. That 4th one is a good name. I wonder if it's taken. Keep them coming.
June 08, 2007 16:19
Hans Scottman

See what I did there? That's quality. :)
June 08, 2007 16:30
Maxx Power, obviously.

"There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Maxx Power way!"

"Isn't that the wrong way?"

"Yes -- but *faster!*"
June 08, 2007 17:08
I actually laughed out loud when you said "it's wicked hard..."

I'm glad you have the decency to make fun of yourself so that the rest of us don't feel so bad doing it :)

How about Dirk Hanselpower?
June 08, 2007 17:53
Han Selman
June 08, 2007 18:09

Great thing you are doing. I follow your blog for technical reasons, but I can share and relate your diabetes information to family members that are diabetic.

Keep up the good work.
June 08, 2007 19:23
Scottr? Yeah, that sucks.

Anyway, it's funny how they get 1.5 hours of interviewing on record and then use the 1-2 minutes that you least expect. Same thing happened to me when I was interviewed by my college alma mater. I read the article and did a WTF. Oh well, it's all good. :) Very cool that the story was done!
June 08, 2007 19:30
Jock Hanselwood.
June 08, 2007 19:37
I love you fools.
June 08, 2007 23:04
First off this is really, really great stuff. Geeks can use their blogs to arm-wave, say stupid things, offer some code, but RARELY IF EVER can a geek make a difference like you have with this. I watched the video and I have to say - hat's off. Well done!

As for the name - Maybe go with the mysterious "is it an initial or not?" thing. How bout...

H Selman (just shorten the last name)
Han Selman (very Star-warsy, and keeps with your real name. Sort of Blade-Runnery too!)

How bout an anagram of the last name?
Shna Manel

Of of the first name
T Tocs (I think this is my favorite)

Or you could steal Phil's name:
P Haack.
June 08, 2007 23:43
Hansel Scott
SC Hanselman
Needles MacKenzie
Mr. Zen
June 09, 2007 1:35
Actually I think you need to steal Phil's kid's name: Cody Haack :). That's just too perfect...
June 09, 2007 1:46
having 5 total syllables is key for marketing. usually in a 4-1 or 1-4 arrangement. Phoenetic spelling is also key, to save on domain names you need to register. Eye catching characters like K, Q, or Z are a plus.

Zen Mambazoka
June 09, 2007 18:31
Way to go, Scott! The more awareness the better!!

I would be honored to have you and any other diabetics or people affected by diabetes reading this join, a Social Network for Diabetics. See you there!
June 10, 2007 3:41
Brian Toshiba. I, for one, would not mess with Brian Toshiba.
June 11, 2007 11:30
A completely unimportant point, but i'll raise it anyway.. gulcagon is not actually a sugar, it just aids in releasing stored suger, the opposite to insulin storing it. but yeah it does raise sugar so i spose it is the same as a sugar shot :)
June 11, 2007 12:36
Congratulations Scott!

We need the news everywhere to spend more time talking about stuff like this.

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