Saturday, May 3, 2008

Hansel Minutes

I recently downloaded 109 podcasts from HanselMinutes using Powershell. Today was the first day that I started listening to them on my ride to work. I cycle to work and it takes me around 40 minutes each way which is about how long each podcast lasts. This means that I'm going to be able to listen to 10 podcasts a week and so it'll take me 10.9 weeks to listen to all of them. However, by then there should be another 11 podcasts available so it's going to take me a further 1.1 weeks to listen to those and then another day for the one produced during that week. There must be a formula that deals with this decreasing recursion problem - I don't know what it is.

The good news is that I really enjoyed the first 2 podcasts. I'm surprised at how quickly they've become dated. In the first podcast Scott Hanselman discussed the new XBox 360 Live which seems so pase now. However it is packed with excellent geek content and I appreciate his attitude to podcasting which is to provide a ton of content in a short period of time with little or no blathering. Excellent work Scott!


  1. So it's 4 August 2008 today and I've just finished podcast 106. I see that I originally made this post on 3 May 2008 so it's taken me about 3 months or 13 weeks or 93 days to get through 106 podcasts. That's an average of more than 1 a day which I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at but I am slightly.

  2. Yesterday, 25 August 2008, I finally caught up and listened to the most recent Hanselminutes, podcast number 126, jQuery with John Resig.
    I've now started listening to the Stack Overflow podcasts.

  3. I forgot to give my opinion of Hansel Minutes - THEY ROCK! Scott Hanselman does an amazing job in all his interviews. He's exceptionally good at asking the right questions, keeping the topic on track and relevant, and extracting just the right amount of information out of his guests.
    Even though I'm sure that he always knows the answers to a lot of the questions that he asks he always asks them for the benefit of his listeners. For example, if a guest uses an unusual or complex term, concept or acronym then Scott will always stop him/her and ask them what it means.
    Highly recommended: