Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

26 Oct 2001, 10:21 a.m.

I am assuming that, if one searches for "sumana" via…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

I am assuming that, if one searches for "sumana" via any relevant search engine, one of the last URLs that will actually refer to me is the FAQ. That list is how I met Josh Brockman, of Maine, now at Washington University in St. Louis, which is where Steve Weber did his undergraduate work. Steve Weber is now a professor at UC Berkeley and I do research with him on the organization of open-source projects. Josh was one of the first people I ever met -- well, I never met him in meatspace, if it comes to that -- who made me feel inadequately geeky. He's a Mac guy, like Dan. Last I checked, Josh liked making golf clubs and hot-rodding cars and Ben Folds Five.

Enough reminiscing. Gotta eat a complete breakfast of toast and Nutella and get to Russian.