Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Jan 2011, 12:16 p.m.

Bountiful Abundance

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

I started off 2011 by making friends laugh, learning more Unix and git and Python, reading that great David Foster Wallace essay for the first time, taking a nice long train trip next to a congenial stranger who showed me photos and videos of old trains and subway cars and buses and a tugboat race, drinking good beer, writing email to friends, and conversing about all manner of topics with good company. Win.


Chris Ball
02 Jan 2011, 15:08 p.m.

Oh-no-you-didn't just imply that there's only one great DFW essay. ;-) I love these two:

Consider the Lobster <br/>Federer as Religious Experience

Thomas Thurman
03 Jan 2011, 10:59 a.m.

I hope it sets the pattern for the rest of the year!

03 Jan 2011, 15:43 p.m.

git! I just downloaded git, now to figure out what to do with it (besides tracking fixes for f.lux -- slow going). Adding this to the long list of things to pick your brain about when at last we are in the same city again!