Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

21 Feb 2006, 12:27 p.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2006 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

My great-grandmother was a midwife. Even though she was a Brahmin, she delivered babies at Muslim and Harijan houses without fuss or ceremony.

"The mouse! Overcome! Will never be a plum!"

"Software development" in German is Softwareentwicklung.

The equivalent of the SF Bay Area's public transit TripPlanner is the Trips123 planner for New York City.

Stonewall's Jerquee comes in an "Original 'Wild'" flavor that does not actually evoke thoughts of or resemble organisms devoid of civilization.

North By Northwest includes a turn by Martin Landau as the malevolent henchman Leonard.

I got to see John-Paul Spiro and Heather Gold over recent meals. Pretty awesome. Hey John-Paul and Poorman: I know both of you!

VeganEssentials sold non-leather gloves at reasonable prices (evidently they're sold out now).