Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

06 Feb 2002, 8:17 a.m.

I got three great paper letters in the past week,…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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 got three great paper letters in the past week, from Seth and from John. I laughed out loud several times whilst reading all of them. Thank you!

Yesterday I didn't do nearly enough productive work, considering I had only one class. However, I did work on my comedy act a great deal, and if I hadn't rambled so much in the beginning in an attempt to fill time, it would have been very, very good. As It Happened, people I know tell me (e.g., Seth and Leonard) I was good, and the audience responded well (relative to some previous audiences). I'm willing to perform the good part(s) of my act last night for anyone who asks me in person.

Jeana: Russians have a similar custom. They don't gift-give things that connote cutting and sadness (knives and handkerchiefs), so instead they give money earmarked for such things.

Lore Fitzgerald Sj�berg opens this article in a terrific, Neal Stephensonian way:

While advertising as a form of support for independent Web sites has proven about as effective as sugar-frosted dental floss, the Web still manages to serve as a massively multiplayer open mic night for many the aspiring writer/artist/poet/revolutionary.

Finally, before I dash to Logic discussion: the CD in my roommate's alarm clock contains a Belle and Sebastian song. Alexei lent me a CD by Belle and Sebastian (fold your hands child, you walk like a peasant) a year ago; I'd forgotten how much I liked them.