Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


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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22 Apr 2013, 20:39 p.m.

Naming Opportunities

"Additional naming opportunities within the Museum are also available." Things to name include: An individual flavor of cupcake in the museum café (would you like chocolate, vanilla, or Leonard Richardson Memorial Strawberry?) A stair step …

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30 Jan 2013, 21:37 p.m.

Kids' Jokes

Via Metafilter: some kids' jokes that don't quite work, on inexplicable behavior, vocations, garb, and very explicable behavior.

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