Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


05 May 2016, 14:08 p.m.

I Miss You, Frances

You died ten years ago today. I wish I could show you what your kids and their spouses have been up to in the last ten years. I like to believe you'd be pretty proud. …

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26 Apr 2016, 13:12 p.m.


As Leonard has blogged, he and I just returned from a weeklong anniversary trip to Paris, courtesy of my mom. I'm still a little jetlagged and I've said "Excusez-moi" when brushing past a stranger here …

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03 Jan 2016, 12:25 p.m.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I saw the original trilogy many years ago and just don't remember a lot of stuff. I was maybe sixteen; I missed my window for really loving it, in keeping with that old saying, "The …

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10 Dec 2015, 9:55 a.m.

On Meditation And Other Training Exercises

Last night, as I do most Wednesday nights, I went to my local mindfulness meditation group. It was a very distracted meditation for me, and as we ended, a voice in me judged, failure. And …

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17 Nov 2015, 16:48 p.m.

Announcing Changeset Consulting

I'm delighted to announce the launch of my new business. I am the founder of Changeset Consulting, LLC. Changeset provides short-term project management services to free and open source software projects. Need to expedite the …

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28 Sep 2015, 10:52 a.m.

Penumbra, Apotheosis, Friable

I had a pretty full weekend here in Queens. Saturday morning I went to an information session in Flushing about a business plan competition in Queens. About 170 new or small businesses enter each year …

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09 Sep 2015, 15:57 p.m.

What I've Been Up To

Over the last few weeks: I bought a bike and started riding it. I spent a bunch of time with my blood family. I saw movies and read books, including a bunch of rereading. I …

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04 Aug 2015, 1:14 a.m.

My Eulogy for Nóirín Plunkett

A few hours ago, I spoke at Nóirín's memorial service. This is what I said (I am sure I varied the words a bit when I read it). My name is Sumana Harihareswara, and I …

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21 Jul 2015, 11:59 a.m.

HIV Prevention News, and Grief

I miss my mother-in-law. Most of you never got to know Frances Whitney. Here's her obituary, which, like all obituaries, is incomplete. She was so sharp and no-guff, so constitutionally opposed to quitting. Work is …

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10 Jul 2015, 13:41 p.m.

"Inside Out" and Maturity

I saw Inside Out last night on a date with my spouse.* I recommend that you see this film, and that you see it with someone you care about. I stay through the credits when …

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