Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Comedy

16 Nov 2023, 11:15 a.m.

In Retrospect, Surprised We Didn't Notice The Adjacent "Mostly Harmless" Joke Available

Leonard and I frequently play edutainment webgames, and thus we're slowly getting better at various realms of human knowledge. Recently we've added a few new games to the rotation. Metaflora has clarified for us how …

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15 Aug 2023, 13:12 p.m.

Shakespeare-Inspired Laws

So, some US states have "Romeo and Juliet laws" involving sexual contact among minors, but THIS BLOG ENTRY IS NOT ABOUT THAT, it is about the fact that I started thinking that a law nicknamed …

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27 Mar 2023, 13:30 p.m.

Brewster's Millions And The Definition of an Asset

The other day, Leonard and I watched the 1985 Richard Pryor film Brewster's Millions. In case you haven't seen it, Brewster's Millions is a comedy with a wacky premise: someone finds out that they've inherited …

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13 Feb 2023, 15:00 p.m.

A Silliness

Leonard and I have our panorama of daily web games, including Squareword. Squareword asks you to puzzle out a 5-by-5 grid of letters where the rows and columns all form words.The other day I suggested …

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14 Nov 2022, 16:40 p.m.

Next Twitter Announcements - A Bingo Card

Since I was joking about this with two friends over text message about the poor decisions that the new head of Twitter is making, and I asked "Is there a bingo card?" and one said …

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05 Oct 2022, 21:45 p.m.

Stand-up comedy in November

I'll be performing stand-up comedy about technology and the open source industry at two virtual conferences in November. I'm developing and rehearsing new material now for these performances. The content will overlap some but won't …

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26 Sep 2022, 10:40 a.m.

The Goes Wrong Show

If you need a hearty laugh, you may enjoy what Leonard and I enjoyed recently: The Goes Wrong Show, a British farce TV show (JustWatch for US to advise on streaming options; watch the first …

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02 Sep 2022, 15:10 p.m.

A Few Thoughts From Elsewhere

I thought y'all might enjoy a few things I said recently on MetaFilter.About daily web puzzles:I realized the other day that -- as the chronological history game Wikitrivia does -- a lot of puzzle/trivia games …

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10 May 2022, 15:00 p.m.

HTTP Can Do That?!

I realized recently I've never blogged about the best tech talk I've ever given and one of my favorite performances: "HTTP Can Do That?!: A collection of bad ideas" from PyCon US 2016 in Portland, …

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10 May 2022, 6:00 a.m.

Amusing Things

A few things that have made me laugh recently:The bit in an episode of I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats (S2E9) where John Darnielle says "People always ask me to play 'No Children' at …

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