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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12 Feb 2012, 18:51 p.m.

What Does A Volunteer Development Coordinator Do?

A giant wall of text follows, giving a snapshot of work I do. I nurture the software community that supports the Wikimedia movement. So here's a big swath of stuff I did between February 1st …

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14 Nov 2010, 3:01 a.m.

The "Cordial" Part Of "You Are Cordially Invited"

Today my uncle, aunt, and cousin drove around Bangalore with me to hand-deliver invitations to my sister's upcoming wedding. The usual ritual: we arrive and take off our shoes and come inside and sit down, …

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16 Sep 2010, 23:56 p.m.

You Can Make A Constellation From Any Set Of Scattered Points Of Light

I should braindump a bit about Melbourne. However, I should also go to sleep soon enough that I continue winning my precarious fight against jet lag. So, five minutes' writing: The Melbourne Aquarium has penguins! …

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26 Apr 2010, 19:25 p.m.

Thoughtcrime Experiments, One Year Later

Today is the one-year anniversary of Thoughtcrime Experiments, the free scifi/fantasy anthology Leonard and I edited last year. Thoughtcrime Experiments got a bit of recognition in the form of award nominations. We made the British …

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12 Mar 2010, 8:05 a.m.

Cautiously Opening That Door

A few weeks ago, another Indian-American and I were talking and agreed on one benefit of that particular childhood: if your parents are well-off enough to drag you to India & back a few times, …

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03 Apr 2009, 21:58 p.m.


Leonard and I got to hang out with Jed Hartman, an editor of Strange Horizons, this afternoon! We talked about scifi and editing and his magazine and our anthology. Then he left, then Aaditya came …

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25 Feb 2009, 20:20 p.m.

Atlas Danced

Highlights of my recent round trip between NYC and Washington, D.C.: Sitting next to a fresh-from-college geekish Indian-American woman, chatting pleasantly for hours, reassuring her that she isn't alone in finding most Indian-American males unattractive, …

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19 Feb 2009, 8:51 a.m.

Skills And Lenses

A few models I've happened upon recently: No Big Deal: I visited Nandini. Her friend, a landscape architect, is helping her do up her apartment. We talked over breakfast. Susan's dad has always been a …

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12 Jan 2009, 16:59 p.m.

Call Me Sentimental

Just ordered a business card refill from the same San Francisco copy shop that did my cards when I lived there.

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