Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


03 Jul 2014, 23:55 p.m.

Workplace Silliness

I'm on the Systers mailing list for women in tech, and sometimes I post there. It is especially valuable for technical women who don't otherwise get to talk with other technical women. I suggest people …

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05 Jun 2014, 9:20 a.m.

In Conversation

From yesterday: Frances Hocutt, my intern for this summer, finished her New York City visit and went home to Seattle. But not until we had schemed about writing documentation and improving client libraries for the …

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18 May 2014, 8:50 a.m.

Bad Startup Ideas

Fleeing As A Service: hook up a FitBit to Uber so that, if the user becomes stressed enough that her physiology reflects it, a cab shows up to "nope" her out of there's Digest/RightSignature/SlideShare …

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01 Apr 2014, 19:03 p.m.

An April 1st Linux Tip

It turns out you can go into your init.cfg file and change the usability flag from 0 to 1, and that improves user experience tremendously. I wonder why distributions ship it turned off by default?

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23 Dec 2013, 19:48 p.m.

Darmok and Jalad at StackExchange

I have a cold, so I've been watching and reading comfort media. Yesterday Leonard and I rewatched that old Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Cause and Effect". When the senior officers need to figure …

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16 Nov 2013, 20:45 p.m.

Accidental Quine

On Friday, while trying to work with standard input (stdin) and command-line arguments (argv), I accidentally wrote an almost-quine (a program that produces its own source code as output). I've removed a few debugging print …

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28 Oct 2013, 14:20 p.m.

Prank And/Or Business Idea

Problem 1: Food at tech meetups usually fails to satisfy foodies. Make-your-own-tacos if you're lucky, "the Statue of Liberty is crying" bad pizza if you're not. Problem 2: Most places we hold evening tech talks …

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09 Oct 2013, 22:43 p.m.

Programming Jokes

The Hacker School application form asks you to provide some code you've written so the faculty can look at it. I wrote a game: "Where on the Oregon Trail is Carmen Sandiego?" It is a …

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18 Aug 2013, 15:44 p.m.

It Is A Fun Word

This MetaFilter comment, plus not actually knowing how the song goes, caused my household to start chanting bringing in the sheaves; bringing in the sheaves as a sort of "la la la can't hear you!". …

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26 Apr 2013, 8:37 a.m.

Breakfast Conversation

"You can look up [shop name] to get the address. They have a map and everything." "Oh I already did it." "I did it thirty-five minutes ago." "Well, I did it about five minutes ago." …

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