Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


12 Apr 2011, 13:52 p.m.

Geeky Standup Comedy, April 21st in Astoria (And Elsewhen)

Have you ever thought, "I wish Sumana Harihareswara would do some standup comedy about project management, Linux, relationships, Agile, public transit, science fiction, and These Kids Today"? Here you go. I'm giving a few performances …

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04 Apr 2011, 13:35 p.m.

Capital Venture

This morning in the hotel lobby I talked to a fellow guest who slightly resembled Vinod Khosla. We joked that he could make some money on the side as a Vinod Khosla impersonator, opening new …

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02 Apr 2011, 22:50 p.m.

Business Trip

I'm about to spend a week in San Francisco for the Wikimedia Foundation. Friends in the area: want to meet up? I hope to spend most of my evenings performing at local comedy open mics, …

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02 Apr 2011, 16:41 p.m.

Joel on Coal Postmortem

I got the idea for Joel on Coal during a work lunch at Fog Creek in 2007. I assume the idea popped into my head because it rhymed. Care for a lengthy recounting of my …

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08 Mar 2011, 8:12 a.m.

"Square Pegs"

Until the end of March, US residents can watch 1980s high school sitcom Square Pegs on Hulu. There was only one season, so you could, on either a steady, strenuous, or grueling pace, finish the …

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27 Feb 2011, 8:35 a.m.


Winter in New York City; learning to love the gurgle of the radiator. Project management is sometimes a matter of asking an obvious question, then standing there with an expectant look while your team member …

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20 Feb 2011, 16:44 p.m.

Apple Jacks

Today I learned that TV advertisements for Apple Jacks cereal used to emphasize the apple taste, then (coinciding with my watchership) proudly renounced any claim to tasting appley, and now have a talking apple mascot …

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20 Feb 2011, 11:34 a.m.

More Jokes About Culture And Food

Brunch ideas: The "tempted by the fruit of another" song as fanfic about that William Carlos Williams icebox-plums poem Trix rabbit as Prometheus, punished for giving humanity the gift of sweet breakfast cereal

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16 Feb 2011, 15:29 p.m.


Soooo much easier to work with people who laugh at my jokes.

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13 Feb 2011, 9:34 a.m.


Years ago, on Jeopardy!, a contestant incorrectly rang into a food science clue with the response, "What is aspartame?" Nope. Then, for the next clue -- something about NutraSweet -- no one rang in. Beep-beep-beep, …

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