Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

16 Mar 2003, 10:57 a.m.

Probably only Steve and I notice the subtle and constant…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Probably only Steve and I notice the subtle and constant change on my home page. Years ago it just said something like "I'm Sumana and you should read Crummy", but now it's a huge human-readable bookmarks file.

Last night I woke up around 1 am and knew what I had to do. I had to remove my links to Joel Spolsky and Modern Humorist.

Joel says some interesting and useful things, but he's so condescending and dismissive (even when campaigning against programmer arrogance) that he sets my teeth a-grittin'. I'll spare you my nose-blowing rants.

Kenny Byerly best captured the Modern Humorist vibe: "Did you think that was funny? What if there were a shirt? Would you buy the shirt? There's a shirt for sale, click right here, will you buy it?" A few erudite lines in every article, but the site's QuickTime/sound/ads-intensive and seldom updated. For worthwhile material, try the Editors' Picks or submit your own.