Scott Hanselman is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. He was also involved in the MVP and Regional Director programs and is an avid speaker on the topic of computing.
Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 29 Aug 2014 01:41
Scott Hanselman writes "....Work on the next version of ASP.NET continues. It's a world of Alpha software, Git commits, breaking changes, and daily builds. If you're not one for risk, this blog post is for you. Read about all the fun stuff that's going on, and install nothing...."
Read more » ASP.NET vNext - August 2014 Status Rollup
Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 26 Aug 2014 09:37
Scott Hanselman writes "....A few years back Phil Haack wrote a great article on the dangers of recurring background tasks in ASP.NET. In it he points out a few gotchas that are SO common when folks try to do work in the background. Read it, but here's a summary from his post...."
Read more » How to run Background Tasks in ASP.NET
Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 16 Aug 2014 23:37
Scott Hanselman writes "....Sorry about the title, I had to. ;) I was running Windows and Google Chrome and I clicked on a link to an Upworthy.com video. When I go to Upworthy recently (don't judge me) I've been seeing this weird font for the last few months. It's obnoxious,..."
Read more » I was annoyed by the web font issues at Upworthy...you won't believe what I did next!
Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 15 Aug 2014 17:57
Scott Hanselman writes "....I went out and bought a Surface Pro 3. I bought the i7 8 gig RAM 256 gig storage version. It was paid for with my own money and there were no discounts. It's been a while since I had a high-powered laptop that was my own, not my employers, so I was..."
Read more » Surface Pro 3 - Initial Impressions
Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 13 Aug 2014 05:28
Scott Hanselman writes "....I've written before about the idea of Imposter Syndrome or being a "Phony." It's the idea that on the surface you're an accomplished technologist but inside you're always questioning if you're really good enough. It turns out that this is..."
Read more » Exploring Impostor Syndrome in Technology - SXSW '15
Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 08 Aug 2014 05:16
Scott Hanselman writes "....We've got an older HP TouchSmart all in one computer that we use as the "Kitchen PC." It's basically a browsing, emails, YouTube, and recipes machine. It's lovely machine, really. I've actually seen them at Goodwill, in fact, for cheap. If you can..."
Read more » Fixing the Touch Screen in Windows 8.1 on my old HP TouchSmart with NextWindow Drivers
Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 05 Aug 2014 00:25
Scott Hanselman writes "....Most folks learn how to use Task Manager pretty quickly. We've all been on the phone with non-technical-relative and ask them to open up Task Manager. As we move from user to technical-user we are introduced to SysInternals tools and perhaps Process..."
Read more » You aren't using Resource Monitor enough
Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 30 Jul 2014 05:53
Scott Hanselman writes "....If you right click in Windows and try to make a new text file with a . period/dot in front of it: Name the file...something like .gitignore, for example. You'll get the "You must type a file name" error. But, rather than typing..."
Read more » How to create a file with a . dot prefix in Windows Explorer
Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 30 Jul 2014 05:29
Scott Hanselman writes "....While I'm not 100% gaga over Markdown as I know many of you are, I definitely appreciate it's usefulness and it's clarity. Some folks would say I shouldn't rest until every binary document on my hard drive has been converted to Markdown. I say, nay..."
Read more » NuGet Package of the Week: MarkdownLog makes log files much prettier