Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


26 Nov 2010, 12:07 p.m.

Speculative Filk & Short Fiction

As with The Autograph Man, I have a couple book titles that now fall into melodies in my head. Billy Joel's "Great Wall of China": We coulda gone all the way to The Left Hand …

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04 Nov 2010, 14:26 p.m.

To Build A WiFire

Nandini advised me that video chat with her fiance makes it far more bearable to be away from him, so I decided to investigate the Google Chat videochat integration in Empathy so I could videochat …

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09 Oct 2010, 8:54 a.m.

Private Lives

Martin and I saw our pal John Stange in Private Lives last night in Silver Spring, Maryland. I don't think I've ever seen any Noel Coward before. Funny and hot; recommended. Closes tomorrow so go …

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07 Sep 2010, 3:59 a.m.

Comedy in Melbourne Tonight

I have had a very good WorldCon, as evidenced by the fact that I didn't have time to sleep more than four hours the last two nights, much less post to CES. I'm doing 5 …

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18 Aug 2010, 15:47 p.m.

No Good Reason

From conversation with Leonard: Q as Will Shortz in the NPR Sunday puzzle. Picard: "I don't have time for your games, Q!" Q: "This 7-letter word explains why humanity should not be obliterated. Backwards, it's …

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06 Aug 2010, 1:27 a.m.

This Time For Sure

I know what'll make everything better: self-loathing!

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04 Jul 2010, 17:25 p.m.

On The Mic

Today, when I was really glad to have made someone else laugh, I thought about how important that is to me. I think my values might go something like: integrity compassion independence making people laugh …

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28 Jun 2010, 14:05 p.m.

Foo Camp Follies

I spent this past weekend at Foo Camp, an unconference for/by/of makers, leaders, and generally interesting hacker-ish people. Thanks to O'Reilly Media (the tech publisher with the woodcuts on the covers, not the blowhard FOX …

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23 May 2010, 18:56 p.m.

*clap clap*

Leonard was pretending to be angry beyond reason. I said, "Wow, looks like you're a savage beast!" and hummed. "What are you singing?" "The 90210 theme song." "Why?" "Because 'music hath charms to soothe the …

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17 May 2010, 10:40 a.m.

"Earl Grey" Rhymes With "Morgaine le Fay"

I made up a doo-wop song to celebrate Leonard's breakfast generosity. I like to make up songs, but the rhyming dictionary in my head gives me pretty strange rhymes on short notice. Excerpt: I'll pour …

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