Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

18 Jun 2002, 22:02 p.m.

Yesterday I played a fifteen-minute game of chess, losing to…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Yesterday I played a fifteen-minute game of chess, losing to a friendly street player named Walter. I actually like chess when I can play a friendly stranger and not be ashamed of losing. It develops my strategy-sense, and that's a nice feeling.

I've made another stab at completing the archives of my old weblog, December 2000-October 2001. When I finish, I'll convert it all into NewsBruiser format and consolidate the directories and then somehow that will be really convenient for you all.