Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


07 Jul 2022, 15:00 p.m.

I Hadn't Understood How Cool E-bikes Are

I've recently had some opportunities to ride pedal-assist electric bicycles for some journeys within New York City. I had already known that e-bikes would make it easier to get up hills and to get to …

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07 Oct 2020, 18:55 p.m.

Autumn and Reckoning

In late September, I took a one-week vacation. Which is to say, I took several days off from my client work, and I did a lot of biking around to different New York City parks. …

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23 Aug 2020, 15:13 p.m.

A Sunday Morning Bike Ride

This morning I woke up before Leonard did and I bicycled in the relative cool and quiet of a Sunday morning. Thank you, past planners and builders, for bike lanes and promenades. I'd had some …

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18 Jul 2018, 11:42 a.m.

Fear And Motion

The other day I went on a little bike ride in my neighborhood, for exercise and to check mail at my post office box. I walked part of the way because sometimes I just didn't …

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02 Jan 2018, 9:46 a.m.

2017 Sumana In Review

Four years ago, during my first batch at the Recurse Center, every day I'd write in a little notebook on the subway on my way home, jotting down a few bullet points about what I …

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17 Dec 2017, 10:02 a.m.

Bill 1696 and Learning Old Systems

A very amended version of Councilmember Vacca's algorithmic transparency bill has now passed the City Council and is headed for the Mayor's desk to sign.* This follows the October 16th hearing (which was moved to …

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28 Oct 2015, 11:15 a.m.

A Month, Ish

I have been fairly low-volume on this blog lately. Some stuff I've been up to: I wrote a Geek Feminism piece about feminist tech demos I saw at a showcase in New York City. I …

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09 Sep 2015, 15:57 p.m.

What I've Been Up To

Over the last few weeks: I bought a bike and started riding it. I spent a bunch of time with my blood family. I saw movies and read books, including a bunch of rereading. I …

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14 Sep 2009, 0:15 a.m.

Momentum Is A Kind Of Stability

Changed the timezone I'm blogging from, finally. I should make very quick summaries of some travel days before I completely lose track... Friday: arrived in Cambridge, massive lunch with coworkers, worked some, started settling into …

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14 Dec 2005, 12:37 p.m.

Request For Suggestions

Is it actually interesting to an outside observer that I did not learn to ride a bicycle until the weekend after my college graduation ceremony? Has everyone else already made a decision as to whether …

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