Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

18 Apr 2010, 23:16 p.m.

A Few Tech-ish-Related Observations

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2010 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

New Work City is a Manhattan coworking space/group that charges $25 for a desk for a day.

Floatleft: an international two-woman Drupal consulting firm that provides web development services to NGOs and nonprofits. Neat!

A similarly focused webdev firm is looking to hire.

KML or Keyhole Markup Language: an XML variant you use to mark up Google Earth or Google Maps.

Hierarchical Data Format: a file format that acts like a filesystem, for use with large & complicated datasets.

Unfortunately, when you do a Google search for [gnome source control] or [version control gnome], instead of, the first hit is the obsolete Subversion site (although it prominently calls itself OBSOLETE and directs you to git).


19 Apr 2010, 10:02 a.m.

Yikes. $25 a day sounds pretty steep. I realize I have to pay by the month at Common Spaces (, but for the amount I pay to get 30 days of 24/7 access there, I'd only get four days at New Work City. I guess that's Manhattan versus Brooklyn for you.

19 Apr 2010, 10:12 a.m.

Fafner, they have other membership levels, and all memberships include "Free hosting, email, and file storage with RackSpace". I'm unclear on whether their part-time membership level limits the member to only a few days a week...

Flex space at Common Spaces is $200/month, so wouldn't that get you eight NWC days?

19 Apr 2010, 11:05 a.m.

You are quite right. I cannot count. D'oh.