Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

27 Oct 2001, 18:29 p.m.

At least I know people will miss me now that…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

At least I know people will miss me now that I'm leaving as a diary-hosting site. It's always nice to know I'm missed when I leave something or someone behind.

I've been thinking recently about how it'll be when I leave UC Berkeley, and I'll probably move to some new city, maybe even outside California, and how lonely I'll be and how much I'll miss my friends, and how I'll wonder whether they miss me. E-mail and even chat are no substitutes for dinner and walks and conversation. And phone calls get expensive. I wonder whether I might indulge my taste for solitude and actually get creative work done, or whether I might find new opportunities to make friends (Linux User Groups and bookstores and the like). Or both.