Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

04 Dec 2001, 8:47 a.m.

Last night was the first time in quite a while…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Last night was the first time in quite a while that I got an email from Dan. Funny how larger events percolate down to our daily lives. Excite/AT&T@Home stopped service, so Dan started using his university-provided dialup account, but I had been using that account ever since he set it up for me long ago, and so yesterday morning my internet access died for no reason that I could discern. Then Dan saw me in the OCF and told me what had happened and told me what I could do to fix the problem by using my own account. It was the longest, most civil conversation we've had in a while.

Dan referred to "the reason why you weren't able to get onto the Internet this morning" -- he didn't know that I'd tried. He just guessed. Just another consequence of being -- as I've realized he and I are -- strangers who know each other really well.