Scott Hanselman

Z walks on his 11 month birthday

October 30, 2006 Comment on this post [12] Posted in Parenting | Z
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Zwalks2Big day for us all here at the Hanselman House. My nephew Spox’s 6th birthday was today, so Mo’s sister Nqobile and her husband threw a party.

It's also Z's 11 month birthday if you can believe that, Dear Reader. Here's a video of Z at about one hour old for comparison. ;)

Z has been "cruising" for the last month or so, holding on to the couch and the like. He's taken a few steps here and there, in desperate leaps from parent to parent, but we haven't really felt that was the "official he's walking" event.

This evening I was screwing around with this little cheap Canon Mini DV ZR700 that I won. It's kind of a cheesy camera...I prefer the heft and video quality of my Sony Digital 8mm, but this little Canon has a neat anamorphic 480p-style 16x9 widescreen video that makes family DVDs look more professional and certainly nicer on an HD TV, even though it's not an HD video camera. We'll be taking it to Tanzania where we'll be spending the whole of December.

But, I digress! It was with this little camera that we taped Z walking down our hallway this evening, and with Vista RC2's "Windows Movie Maker" that I squish that video and present it to you here!

File Attachment: ZWalks2.wmv (1950 KB)

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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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October 30, 2006 11:23
So magical - congratulations. Seeing my own son walking for the first time, stands as one of the clearest memories about him so far (he's close to 3) - good you got it on video, I never did.
October 30, 2006 11:51
Congrats, Scott :-)

That's very interesting for me as reader to see your son is growing up. You did a great job for that video after an hour. He'll appreciate you when passes 18-19 for this pretty nice idea.

Soon we'll see Z on cover of Professional ASP.NET 3.5 or maybe Professional Powershell :-P
October 30, 2006 12:04
Great !.
Puts a smile on my face for a morning starter ...

No wonder he's fast. We're talking about the son of a man who have some utilities installed, so he could probably write a working application using Alt+Shift+F12+ double click on spacebar + one line of powershell script, and it's done in 7 seconds. So learning to walk in 11 months is no brainer for a Hanselman.
October 30, 2006 12:07
I agree with Hartvig, it is magical. I've been following your son's development through the blog, and have used some of your tips in the growing of our daughter Mia - she has her own blog :-) and she is only 5 months old. May all your experiences with Z be as good or better!
Enjoy Tanzania!
October 30, 2006 15:26
Congrats Scott!

Treasure these moments as they are some of the greatest of your life.
October 30, 2006 15:35
Awesome. Of course, now you're screwed. :)
October 30, 2006 16:36
Nice one...
October 30, 2006 18:28
I agree with Craig - having your kid walk for the first time is the greatest thing in the world, but now the real fun begins ;-)
October 31, 2006 0:04
Good job Z, welcome in the biped world :-)
October 31, 2006 9:08
OMG! That is so awesome... it totally takes me back to when my daughter(who is now 4) took her first steps.
I too was lucky enough to get it on video. Well done Z!

Although, I did notice how fast he is when it comes to crawling. :)

November 01, 2006 4:02

but do you really expect us to believe that you didn't rig up some kind of lego mindstorm .net coding4fun extension kit that turns Z into little more than an animated puppet?

love craig's comment ;-)

November 07, 2006 20:10
Congrats! Any info on how the sign language is coming? I am sorry if I amissed it in an earlier post, but you should be close to that starting to pay off.

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