Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


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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22 Jan 2011, 8:18 a.m.

May Already Exist

Variation: Google Platitude. It analyzes your recent SMSes, your emails, and the galvanic response of your skin to choose a cliché relevant to your mental state, and displays that to you and your circle of …

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20 Jan 2011, 11:49 a.m.

Clothed For Submissions

At my first WisCon, Ellen Kushner's aid led to a new shirt in my wardrobe. It's dark and velour and has a mild V-neck. Leonard calls it my T'Pol shirt, after the Vulcan from Star …

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13 Jan 2011, 8:55 a.m.

Do Your Choice! I Have No Job!

Leonard & I are watching Battlestar Galactica from the beginning -- we'd started watching at season 3 while it was airing. Leonard says that the worst sin on BSG is not doing your job. Maybe …

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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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