Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

06 Oct 2005, 15:17 p.m.

Cheery Things

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Salon just redesigned its main page. I am basically dismissing out of hand any complaints from the first 24 hours, unless they come from someone whose judgment I trust, because web users are curmudgeonly and before they get used to a redesign they hate it.

But! Two little things cheered me up recently.

  1. My editor likes my column for this coming Sunday.
  2. I heard the last bit of George Harrison's song "Got My Mind Set On You" for the first time, and thus broke into a wide grin as I recollected Weird Al's parody, "(This Song's Just) Six Words Long." This is about the fifth time I've heard the subject of a Weird Al parody years after the parody itself.