Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


21 Jul 2013, 22:09 p.m.

Writing A Short Varied Life Update In A Fruitless Attempt To Ignore The Heat

All those words for "hot weather, uncomfortable variety" feel about right now. Sweltering, sultry, torrid, what have you. It broils my brain more than hot weather used to; I feel like a Terry Pratchett troll. …

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24 Apr 2013, 12:24 p.m.

The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo

"I had tea with the intolerable aunt today," begins Zen Cho's short and fast-moving The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo. (Guardian review.) It is so great. You can read it for free online, and then …

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09 Feb 2013, 13:07 p.m.

Recent Books

I know I'm missing some, but here are some books I've read in the last few months. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. SO GOOD. READ …

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23 Sep 2012, 13:31 p.m.

"Constellation Games" Out as Ebook

Constellation Games is out as a 5-dollar ebook. PDF? Kindle version? Nook version? DRM-free? Of course. “Richardson’s keen observations of human behavior combined with his sharp sense of humor make Constellation Games a terrific read.” …

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22 Sep 2012, 21:54 p.m.

A Commandment To Iterate

Nearly twenty years after reading about Kohlberg's proposed stages of moral development (alongside reading Huckleberry Finn in a high school lit class), I'm finally reading the response: Carol Gilligan's In A Different Voice. (I consistently …

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01 Sep 2012, 15:04 p.m.

Bertie Wooster, Tom Buchanan, and George Oscar Bluth II

In Arrested Development, G.O.B. makes use of a racist felon, "White Power Bill," as the unwilling demonstratee of a magic trick. Humiliated, Bill stabs G.O.B., crying, "White power!" As G.O.B. falls, he croaks, "I'm....white..." This, …

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26 Aug 2012, 19:41 p.m.

Reading & Rereading

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. The hike with Mel reminded me of the Ne Theras collective and hike from The Dispossessed once in a while, but more of Genly and …

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06 Jun 2012, 23:54 p.m.

"But your news is not true."

Fun things from tonight: Reading bits of Hamlet aloud with Leonard. Some bits do really well if you do them as Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza. George: "Pity me not, but lend thy serious hearing …

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27 Mar 2012, 9:30 a.m.

Additional "Constellation Games" Commentary

Chapter 17: Leonard writing the phrase "flashy desperate jewelry" far predates the day we watched the episode of Breaking Bad where one character accuses another of "obvious desperate breakfasts." Still funny (to me). By this …

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26 Mar 2012, 17:53 p.m.

Announcements and Reading

I'll be keynoting the Open Source Bridge conference this year (late June, Portland, Oregon, USA). It's an honor to be asked to give a keynote address to this exciting and inspiring conference. "<body> <img> -- …

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