Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

11 Jan 2006, 8:08 a.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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Leonard and I have left San Francisco. We looked in all the cupboards and shelves and found the obligatory forgotten thing, in this case a round pastry-cooling rack. This was after the move-out cleaners did their number on the place. They came from a service that advertises its use of only nontoxic, bioderadable, organic-type cleaning solutions. And they did, until they ran across some heavy gunk and one of the maids asked, "Ma'am, could I use 409? I have it." I gave the okay.