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This Week on Channel 9: Feb 15 with Scott Hanselman!

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We had lots of laughs in the studio with Scott this week! Here's the show recap:

- We have a new logo (courtesy of Lincoln Anderson at 352 Media) and Scott Hanselman joins us in-studio (0 - 1:45)
- Microsoft Entertainment and Devices acquires Danger Inc for consumer mobile phones (1:35 - 3:38)
- Microsoft Virtual Earth acquires Caligari for 3D rendering (3:38 - 5:32)
- Dan interviews Bill Gates and Bill leaves Facebook (5:32 - 8:17)
- Microsofties saying "so" and "actually" (8:17 - 9:04)
- Charles Torre's Lang.NET interview of Wayne Kelly and Charles Nutter on implementing Ruby on static VMs and Wayne Kelly's post after Lang.NET on moving Ruby.NET efforts to IronRuby and the DLR. (9:04 - 11:57)
- Terrell Cox on UX @ Microsoft and Scott relays his "WOW" experience when setting up Windows Server 2008 (11:57 - 14:20)
- Minh's Yellow Harvest Movie Trailer and Star Wars trivia (14:20 - 16:00)
- Brian's Pick of the week: Fixing SLN files that don't open (16 - 18:13) 
- Dan's Pick of the week: Geek proves LifeHacker's story on Felonspy.com is a scam (18:31 - 20:15)
- Scott's Pick of the week: ASP.NET MVC is source changeable (20:15 - 22:39)
- Scott pulls a "BillG" and bails early on us (24:10)
- Scott does some *not to be missed* hilarious imitations of what it would be like if celebrities were coders Bill Cosby, Jimmy Stewart, Johnny Carson, Ross Perot, and more (24:55 - End)

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    The Discussion

    • eagle
      How soon before we have 9er's appearing on the show via webcam?
    • Ion Todirel
      nice episode Tongue Out and its written "JavaScript" not "Javascript"!!! in tags... and btw I don't remember  talking about JavaScript in thi episode...
    • briankel
      Ion Todirel wrote:
      nice episode and its written "JavaScript" not "Javascript"!!! in tags... and btw I don't remember  talking about JavaScript in thi episode...


      Thanks! Dan didn't write the tags, though, they are pre-populated in Channel 9 already. JavaScript came up during FelonSpy (Dan's pick of the week).

      Brian
    • irascian
      Good stuff and the weekly show is getting better and better with each episode. 

      Nice to see the production values improving too (not just a logo, but coloured lighting and stuff too - cool!). Keep this rate of improvement up and you'll be up there with the 100 million dollar movies by the end of the year.

      Seriously, good job which contrasts nicely with the other Channel 9 videos.  Friday night (UK time) is becoming "Watch Channel 9 night" around here Smiley

    • crash`
      Yeah, great show guys.
      Keep it that way! And please, invite Scott Hanselman for the next episodes.
      Great stuff.  I love this show.
      Congrats.
    • briankel
      staceyw wrote:
      
      Here is your *.sln fix. A 1-liner in PowerShell:


      SWEET! Nice work, I didn't even think about using PowerShell for this!

      BTW, nice Ross Perot quote - seems appropriate given Scott's impressions. Smiley
    • littleguru
      Whahahaha. Awesome! Scott's a genius! Smiley

      My solution to fix the Visual Studio BETA 1 to RTM issue
      As Daniel Moth mentions this issue is only specific to VS 2008 BETA 1
    • Siderite

      [Sean Connery accent]Great Scott! This was the funnest Channel9 show I've ever watched!

      I laughed my gluteus maximus off at the end.Big Smile

    • Chadk
      Omg, get Scott on the C9 team! Big Smile
    • dentaku
      Normally Jamie would quote Beatles lyrics but I'm gonna do it anyway

      Getting so much better all the time
      It's getting better all the time
      Better, better, better
      It's getting better all the time
      Better, better, better
    • staceyw
      Thanks guys.  Scott, that was some funny stuff.  Thanks.

      Here is your *.sln fix. A 1-liner in PowerShell:

      dir . -r *.sln | %{$t=cat $_.fullname;$t -replace "Codename Orcas","2008" > $_}

      Naturally, should always do a backup before such global replacements:
      dir . -r *.sln | %{copy $_ ($_.fullname + ".bak")}

      --
      William Stacey [c# MVP]

      "If I see a snake, I shoot it!  If GM sees a snake, they form a committee and talk about snakes..." --Ross Perot

    • JChung2006
      Awesome video, guys!
    • jamie
      it is always hard to change perception

      ..c9 = scoble... no..rory ... now dan.

      i dont know anything about dan - but from this video

      ... he seems like a nice cool likable guy.
      (phew)

      Smiley
    • Glucose
      I wonder how many folks are watching past the credits...Smiley
    • dentaku
      Glucose wrote:
      I wonder how many folks are watching past the credits...


      Probably most of us watched it because why would we stop a video before the progress bar hits the end?
      We're geeks, we notice that kinda stuff Smiley

      I hope to see more special guests like maybe Dr. Sneath.
    • Chadk
      Glucose wrote:
      I wonder how many folks are watching past the credits...

      Its blasphemy to do otherwise, the last 3 minutes are the best! Big Smile
    • Human​Compiler
      I work on the same team as these guys and I'm loving watching this on Friday.  Great stuff.  Thanks for mentioning the C10 video.  Smiley
    • RichardRudek
      Ha ha:
          You can't light a porcupine on fire and get liquorish...

      I suppose it depends on what it's been eating... sugar beets... Expressionless
    • Koogle
      you should get Scott to do some more of those celebrity/ coder impersonations, those were all pretty good Smiley
    • Chadk
      Koogle wrote:
      you should get Scott to do some more of those celebrity/ coder impersonations, those were all pretty good


      I agree!!
    • Ion Todirel
      any chance to get Jeff Atwood on the show in the near future? please?
    • ariw
      Great show guys!
      I would like to subscribe to the show as a video podcast.
      Is there a feed for that?

      Thanks,
      Ari

    • Dan
      jamie wrote:


      i dont know anything about dan - but from this video

      ... he seems like a nice cool likable guy.
      (phew)



      He likes me, he really, really likes me Wink
    • Dan
      Ion Todirel wrote:
      any chance to get Jeff Atwood on the show in the near future? please?


      I'm a big Jeff Atwood fan, so yeah Smiley

      I think he's going to Mix so we'll be able to interview him there Smiley
    • Yankee
      Funny video! Can't wait for next week's show! Wink
    • briankel
      ariw wrote:
      I would like to subscribe to the show as a video podcast. Is there a feed for that?


      Unfortunately there's not currently a way to do this. I'm told by the C9 devs that this will be coming in the future, but I don't have an ETA for you. Best suggestion I have it to tell you to watch the This Week in Channel 9 shows list every week. Our goal is to post every Friday, barring any circumstances which get in the way of that.

      Thanks for watching!

      Brian
    • Ion Todirel
      Dan wrote:
      
      Ion Todirel wrote:
      any chance to get Jeff Atwood on the show in the near future? please?


      I'm a big Jeff Atwood fan, so yeah

      I think he's going to Mix so we'll be able to interview him there
      cool, thanks
    • Minh
      I'm famous, (I need to watch my language)!
    • mtz
      any comments about starting shooting in widescreen? 16:9 is a lot nicer tha 4:3 ..most video here seem to be abnormally streated to 4:3 (to me atleast)
    • briankel
      mtz wrote:
      any comments about starting shooting in widescreen? 16:9 is a lot nicer tha 4:3 ..most video here seem to be abnormally streated to 4:3 (to me atleast)


      For better or worse the Channel 9 infrastructure was built around 4:3, so that's our target. Week 2 of our show was accidentally shot in 16:9 and stretched to fit 4:3, but Week 1 and Week 3 was shot natively in 4:3.

      Unless Channel 9 plans on changing their infrastructure to 16:9 then 4:3 will continue to be our target.

      Brian
    • Ion Todirel
      ariw wrote:
      Great show guys!
      I would like to subscribe to the show as a video podcast.
      Is there a feed for that?

      Thanks,
      Ari

      hello, you could try my app, here http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=385668
    • Boomport
      Dan and Brian, you guys rock.  Things have been going downhill since scoble, and I haven't come out much to the site, but you guys and Scott Guthrie have got me interested again.

      Keep it up.

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