Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


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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20 Apr 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Penguicon, Orwell, ETAOINSHRDLU, and Being Important

When I was eight or nine years old, I think my parents went through a chunk of "how do we support this weird kid?" planning and work. Around this time I remember coming across a …

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01 Apr 2017, 9:02 a.m.

Scifi Takes on Coen Brothers Movies

Leonard writes scifi novels, and one of them (that a publisher is currently considering) has the working title Situation Normal, a followup to the previous working title, Explosion of Honor. It's witty military scifi -- …

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27 Nov 2016, 7:55 a.m.


On Sundays I make omelets. Today's omelets included three diced cloves of garlic. "I wish to make you aware that we are basically in a garlic ratchet. I will be increasing the number of cloves …

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01 Nov 2016, 9:46 a.m.

Political Memories

I've been reminiscing about past US elections and administrations.* I've been paying attention to US federal politics since the early nineties, which means I remember a lot of details that many younger politics enthusiasts don't. …

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04 Jul 2016, 16:58 p.m.

Five Loosely Connected Things

Unexpected beauty: There's a little stretch of quiet waterfront walkway with benches tucked away behind the Astoria Costco. It's just north of Rainey Park. Fierce spycrafty women: At the launch party for Genevieve Valentine's new …

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11 Mar 2016, 15:43 p.m.

Endorsements, Sort Of

This week, when searching for my own name online, I came across these three judgments of my works and character: About my January talk "Comparing Codes of Conduct to Copyleft Licenses", which I delivered without …

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12 Sep 2015, 9:00 a.m.

The Eight Mile Road Between Republic City and Massachusetts Bay Colony

Leonard and I have started watching The Legend of Korra, which is fun. In one episode, a character says to the guy who's just arrived, "Oh, hi, 'Shady' Shin." And then proceeds to let Shady …

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27 Jun 2015, 13:29 p.m.


Earlier today, during my stand-up comedy act at AlterConf Portland, I failed at living up to the AlterConf code of conduct and to my act's title, "Stand-Up Comedy that Doesn't Hurt". I made a joke …

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