Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

22 Mar 2006, 22:10 p.m.

Miscellany From The Last 36 Hours

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

"You could use Dissociated Press to generate the string and then reverse the tokens. Is 'tokens' the right word?" "Yes, it is." "YES!"

"What's the singular of vermin?"

Since people who arrive new and befuddled at Fog Creek are like children who walk into the middles of movies, I'm now a Donny.

"There's a difference between not caring what people think and not caring how people feel."

"I am pretty sure I am paraphrasing Bruce Schneier...."

"....since we're a Haskell shop."

"[A colleague] is awesome. But I respect his boundaries!"

Joe heard that I am probably going to learn Lisp soon, tried to think of reasons to use to dissuade me, then realized that he shouldn't.

Ed McMahon could be an oracle. If you tell him a statement and it's true, he says, "Heyo!" or "You are correct, sir." If it's false then he just sits impassively.

"I called to talk to you! You are an end, not a means!"

"Is there casinoness?"

[Awed silence, upon seeing and lightly touching the boxed set of the complete Calvin & Hobbes collection.]