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Scott Hanselman

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 | 13 Aug 2019 21:29

I miss Microsoft EncartaSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....Microsoft Encarta came out in 1993 and was one of the first CD-ROMs I had. It stopped shipping in 2009 on DVD. I recently found a disk and was impressed that it installed just perfectly on my latest Window 10 machine and runs nicely. Encarta existed..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 08 Aug 2019 23:13

The PICO-8 Virtual Fantasy Console is an idealized constrained modern day game makerSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....I love everything about PICO-8. It's a fantasy gaming console that wants you - and the kids in your life and everyone you know - to make games! How cool is that? You know the game Celeste? It's available on every platform, has one every award and is..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 06 Aug 2019 22:39

Good, Better, Best - creating the ultimate remote worker webcam setup on a budgetSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....I've been a remote worker and an occasional YouTuber for well over a decade. I'm always looking for a better setup because the goal is clear - how can I interact with you and my co-workers in a way that has high-enough fidelity that I don't need to..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 01 Aug 2019 20:22

Dotnet Depends is a great text mode development utility made with Gui.csSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....I love me some text mode. ASCII, ANSI, VT100. Keep your 3D accelerated ray traced graphics and give me a lovely emoji-based progress bar. Miguel has a nice thing called Gui.cs and I bumped into it in an unexpected and lovely place. There are..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 30 Jul 2019 20:05

Docker Desktop for WSL 2 integrates Windows 10 and Linux even closerSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....Being able to seamlessly run Linux on Windows is making a bunch of common development tasks easier. When you're running WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux 2) in a version of Windows 10 greater than build 18945, a BUNCH of useful and interesting..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 25 Jul 2019 21:04

Ruby on Rails on Windows is not just possible, it's fabulous using WSL2 and VS CodeSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....I've been trying on and off to enjoy Ruby on Rails development on Windows for many years. I was doing Ruby on Windows as long as 13 years ago. There's been many valiant efforts to make Rails on Windows a good experience. However, given that Windows..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 23 Jul 2019 20:42

System.Text.Json and new built-in JSON support in .NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....In a world where JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is everywhere it's long been somewhat frustrating that .NET didn't have built-in JSON support. JSON.NET is great and has served us well but it's remained a 3rd party dependency for basic stuff like..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 18 Jul 2019 18:44

Installing PowerShell with one line as a .NET Core global toolSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....I'm a huge fan of .NET Core global tools. I've done a podcast on Global Tools. Just like Node and other platform have globally tools that can be easily and quickly installed and then used in build scripts, CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous..."
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Scott Hanselman

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Portland, OR, USA