Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


29 Jan 2010, 11:18 a.m.

"Of The Other Insectoid Worlds, I Shall Say Nothing"

Just finished Olaf Stapledon's Star Maker after a year or two. I was reading it at about two pages a day. But more happens in two paragraphs of Stapledon than happens in most entire novels. …

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25 Jan 2010, 14:17 p.m.

Turn Style

"Is that your MetroCard?" "Yeah, it has 50 cents on it." [examining magstripe] "Oh, I didn't know you could put music on these now."

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16 Jan 2010, 11:18 a.m.

My Worst Inhibitions

As a Christmas gift, Leonard got us the DVDs of the first three seasons of Psych. We're in season three or so. Some observations: Wow the pilot feels way different from the rest of the …

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28 Dec 2009, 9:23 a.m.

Refracted Light

Glurge is a certain kind of inspirational story. It's unattributed, it's a honed anecdote honoring goodness and generosity and loyalty and stamina and often faith, and it has a kitschy feel that irony-aligned people of …

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12 Dec 2009, 11:15 a.m.

And A Round Of Applause For Yourself For Coming Out And Supporting Live Theater

Sepia Mutiny got me to go see a bunch of Asian & black comics doing standup Friday night and it was great. Hari Kondabolu & Kumail Nanjiani were especially awesome, but I also enjoyed seeing …

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07 Dec 2009, 14:25 p.m.

Der Lulzening (or, LOL)

Happy-making web fun: that Mario Don't Stop Me Now video, absurd hip-hop lyrics and videos, that OK Go video, and B-roll.

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15 Oct 2009, 13:04 p.m.


Four of my coworkers gave up a night when they could have been eating or hacking and came to an open mic night to watch me perform. I knew a goodly proportion of the other …

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13 Oct 2009, 18:35 p.m.

Le Line Du Punch

I'm planning on doing an open mic comedy show tomorrow night. sumanah: I'm thinking scrum humor sumanah: comparing the 3 questions of scrum to the 4 questions of passover sumanah: it'll be a riot sumanah: …

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29 Sep 2009, 11:38 a.m.

Buy In Bulk And Save

"I think my case of the Mondays arrived a day late." "Well, your first step should be to stop ordering Mondays by the case. Most of us just take one dose a week."

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01 Sep 2009, 15:24 p.m.


While talking with Anne & Jane last night about that Buffy/Edward slash (sort of) video, we agreed: when you see a vampire, you stake him! Don't they teach that in health class anymore? Oh, no, …

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