Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
My household had no hurricane-related problems. Electricity, natural gas, water, mobile phone, and internet service continued without interruption. We're very lucky that Hurricane Irene did not substantially affect us. (And that we're well-off enough to have a two-bedroom apartment, to reduce cabin fever.)
The job is pretty time- and energy-consuming. I'm helping organize some Wikimedia/MediaWiki developers' days in New Orleans, 14-16 October, and helping with or leading a variety of other initiatives. Hope you're doing well. Back to email. Listening to Barcelona.