Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


21 Dec 2018, 17:56 p.m.

Now It Can Be Told

The "I would ask for wall. We need wall." nonsense* reminds me: About 11 years ago, I was at some industry networking event here in New York City, gladhanding, schmoozing, &c. At one point I …

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04 Sep 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Code Review Play at RubyConf, and Think Tank Fiction

  Jason Owen and I will co-present "Code Review, Forwards and Back" at RubyConf in Los Angeles, November 13-15 2018. We'll update and slightly lengthen the version we performed at PyGotham last year. If you'll …

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29 Jul 2018, 15:02 p.m.

"Python Grab Bag: A Set of Short Plays" Accepted for PyGotham 2018

Fresh from the waitlist onto the schedule: Jason Owen and I will be performing "Python Grab Bag: A Set of Short Plays" at PyGotham in early October. If you want to come see us perform, …

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07 May 2018, 14:32 p.m.

Tentative Taxonomy of Tech Talk Narratives

Several months ago, as I was talking with Michael Rehse (my actor programmer friend who initially advised me on the code review play), we talked about the intersection of theater and technical talks, and taxonomized …

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12 Mar 2018, 15:21 p.m.

Request: Donate To the Tiptree Award Auction

The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award encourages the exploration & expansion of gender, and holds a fundraising auction at WisCon each year. I'm the auctioneer, which is a pretty fun form of community service, and …

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11 Nov 2017, 7:14 a.m.

Video of Our PyGotham Play

You can now watch the 22-minute video of the play I discussed last month. "Code Review, Forwards and Back", co-written by and co-starring Jason Owen and me, directed by Jonathan Galvez. Thanks to: Kenneth Durril …

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11 Oct 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Hello City Limits, I See Your Sign, Left Your Dystopia Way Behind

A joking-around conversation from a recent conference, from memory and condensed. A: "I saw the eclipse in Nashville." B: "Oh I'm from Nashville!" A: "Oh cool! Did you see it there too!" B: "No, I …

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21 Sep 2017, 8:16 a.m.

A Misheard Moxy Früvous Lyric, Corrected

Sometime around 1999 or 2001, I first heard "King of Spain" by Moxy Früvous. The UC Berkeley a cappella group DeCadence performed it during one of their lunchtime concerts near Sather Gate. (Four out of …

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07 Sep 2017, 9:43 a.m.

In Black

Grabbing a book to read, thought I was grabbing Johnny Cash's autobiography, was actually grabbing Jonathan Zittrain's The Future Of The Internet And How To Stop It. I'd like to code a rainbow every day …

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07 May 2017, 8:18 a.m.

Timesaving Negativism or Masculine Calumnies?

"Do your lairstone relations HAVE to come over?" she snooted. "Look, my uncles are almost done repairing their peatship, so happiest case, this is the last time for a long while." "After all day patching …

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