Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

05 Jan 2002, 17:42 p.m.

Now I have to update my weblogging software (NewsBruiser). …

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Now I have to update my weblogging software (NewsBruiser). I should be glad that Leonard added functionality. And I am. But upgrades. Grrr.

I have to reply to a lot of email. I will be glad to do it. And tonight I got to catch most of Garrison Keillor's monologue on A Prairie Home Companion. He used the "we're Lutherans" setup three or four times!

I finished Childhood's End and, as after The Songs of Distant Earth, I found myself slightly disoriented that Clarke skips such huge chunks of time. He writes two-hundred-page epics; his grand plots fit in the palm of your hand. I like the fast pace. But his sketches leave out some sheer fiber that I need to feel sated with a story.

I practiced driving today. Not too difficult, considering I hadn't driven in months. I need to set up an appointment to take my license exam, which (I think) has no written portion but (I know) has an eyesight test and a ridealong inspection.

I really dislike malls.