Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

16 Aug 2012, 11:53 a.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2012 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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'm back in the US and catching up on approximately everything.

Multiweek nearly-completely-offline vacation: I recommend it. I took a very long walk with a friend. Coming back, so much felt unfamiliar: shoes that are not hiking boots, using a full QWERTY keyboard and desktop browser, the onslaught of email. I am trying to hold onto the disorientation before it dissipates.


16 Aug 2012, 13:51 p.m.

Welcome back.

While you were gone, we realized that nobody knew where the keys to the heat controls were, so the country wound up running on hot for several days in a row, and the midwest caught on fire.

16 Aug 2012, 13:55 p.m.

That's an incredible trip. I hope you're not too tired of talking about it by the time I come to visit!