Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


05 May 2013, 21:04 p.m.

A Really Long-Winded Way of Saying That Maybe I Love Techno Now

That thought about music, love and transformation made me think of how strange and world-changing it is to find a new friend or author or musician or project or workplace and suddenly click. They taught …

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05 May 2013, 20:25 p.m.

Music I Listen To A Lot

The 8-bit tribute album to Weezer The music that helps me get to sleep: Robyn Miller's soundtrack to Riven, Zoë Keating's One Cello x 16: Natoma, Ray Lynch, Clint Mansell's Moon soundtrack. Did you know …

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16 Feb 2013, 18:01 p.m.


There are so many things I ought to be doing, and instead I spent several hours today editing Wikipedia and Wikivoyage, reviewing new articles, and uploading photos or improving captions on Wikimedia Commons. It makes …

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02 Jan 2012, 12:48 p.m.

Self-Care, Sometimes On A Larger Scale

I think some people I know might find Sam Starbuck's experience useful. He has social anxiety but wanted to leave the house more often, so he developed methods to cause himself to do so.The idea …

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29 Nov 2011, 8:39 a.m.

Practices, And Practice

A few months ago, I was talking with one of MediaWiki's summer interns in our IRC chatroom. He confessed that he had procrastinated on the work for his project and was rushing to finish it …

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22 Mar 2011, 20:45 p.m.

A Slightly Disjointed (Due To A Five-Day Cold) Musing On Open Source, Fear, Motivation, And Witnessing

I was introducing C. to a set of QuestionCopyright friends and acquaintances, and they were joking about indoctrinating her, and she was curious to hear what free culture is all about. So she wondered why …

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28 Feb 2010, 15:13 p.m.

Making The Hard Look Easy, Feminism, and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Mary Anne Mohanraj recently wrote about sprezzatura, the nonchalance and easy grace that make all one's accomplishments seem effortless. She mentions that she's trying to cut down on that behavior, because she thinks its deception …

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28 Dec 2009, 9:23 a.m.

Refracted Light

Glurge is a certain kind of inspirational story. It's unattributed, it's a honed anecdote honoring goodness and generosity and loyalty and stamina and often faith, and it has a kitschy feel that irony-aligned people of …

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09 Jul 2009, 6:07 a.m.

Happy Birthday, Leonard

As I said on his blog when he commemorated the end of his twenties: Happy birthday, sweetie. I trust you'll be even more awesome in the next decade than you were during the decade when …

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12 Jun 2009, 20:57 p.m.

Let's Hear It For (Labors Of) Love

Here is another narrative of my WisCon: something I learned from editing and publicizing Thoughtcrime Experiments, and what that makes me want to do next. It's long (the longer the post, the more I feel …

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