Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
On my desk right now, I have a mug of tea, a pencil, a pen, a Sharpie, some business cards, a box of paper clips, two sticky-note pads, an empty snack bowl, and a plastic straw still encased in its wrapper. The rest is phone and computer hardware. The papers, CDs, tissues, and books rest on a shelf above and to the right of me.