Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

19 Jan 2011, 20:10 p.m.

Least Useful Con Report Ever

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Am barely back from Boston. In old newspaper speak, "slugs" were phrases referring to stories, unique identifiers a few words long, just for that day. I have slugs rattling around, stories to be told or written: Grendel's on Sunday with the Mystery Hunt winners, Acetarium, realizing that one is the cool older fan, hearing "O'Reilly books!!" said sarcastically, the opposite of beer goggles, etc.