Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


12 Apr 2009, 13:14 p.m.

Bluths as Bartlett's

Some lines from Arrested Development stick in my mind as incisive embodiments of some less-acknowledged fallacies, afflictions, and distinctions. To wit: Should the Fünkes try an open marriage? Tobias notes that many couples he counseled …

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02 Apr 2009, 8:35 a.m.

If You Read This To The End You Get To See Inside My Marriage

I watched the interview Jon Stewart did with Jim Cramer a few weeks ago. If you're the kind of person who loves Jon Stewart's work, you probably heard about it. Stewart's key critiques of CNBC: …

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01 Apr 2009, 9:17 a.m.

New Awesome Work

Martin and I are co-founding a new firm to produce the PoTeaTo, a food-and-beverage convergence device targeted at the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Simply drop the PoTeaTo into a small pot of …

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27 Mar 2009, 10:22 a.m.

A Quiz! And, Thoughts on Ads for Nonsensical Products

Last night Ron came over and we played The Big Idea, the Cheapass Game where you get cards with nouns and adjectives on them and have to combine them to create products that you then …

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24 Feb 2009, 11:39 a.m.

Two 101-Word Stories Inspired By Fred von Lohmann's Talk Last Night

O'Porter Most clients sounded more stressed and less grammatical than this guy. "Why did YouTube take down a video without soundtrack music? I didn't break any copyrights, did I?" "You came to the right effing …

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19 Feb 2009, 8:51 a.m.

Skills And Lenses

A few models I've happened upon recently: No Big Deal: I visited Nandini. Her friend, a landscape architect, is helping her do up her apartment. We talked over breakfast. Susan's dad has always been a …

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26 Jan 2009, 13:49 p.m.

Garth Marenghi's IT Crowd

Matt Berry and to a lesser extent Richard Ayoade went from Darkplace to The IT Crowd basically playing the same characters. If Matthew Holness showed up he could be an efficiency consultant.

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31 Dec 2008, 10:13 a.m.

New Year's Inspiration

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes.

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28 Dec 2008, 15:24 p.m.

Square One TV Paean

If you ask geeks what influenced them in their formative years, the responses cluster around some well-known loci: Star Trek, great science teachers and permissive school computer labs, a particular BBS, LEGO, authority figures who …

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22 Dec 2008, 7:59 a.m.

Movies, TV, Music, And More! Well, Actually, That's It

Previous entry aside, Leonard and I have been staying in from the cold and experiencing media. Music: Dar Williams's latest CD, Promised Land, has a song about the Milgram Experiment! Timely. And I'm on my …

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