Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

09 May 2001, 9:47 a.m.

Episode I: The Summer Begins

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

End of classes; woo-hoo. Finals approach; no woo-hoo. Finals still a few days away: woo-hoo.

Turns-on: Proper pluralization. Turns-off: Plagiarism.

More randomness follows.

I, like Seth, am not a vegan yet, though Berkeley certainly makes me feel as though I should be.

The Fresh Robots were completely astounding and hilarious when I saw them at the Punchline Comedy Club in San Francisco on Monday night. I wholeheartedly recommend them.

Looks like IUMA, the Internet Underground Music Archive, is 'back from the dead.' And I'm glad. Over half my xmms playlist came from IUMA.

I have been called "perfect," in some form or another, something like fifteen times in the last two days. Wow! I hope my graders agree.

I think that WarCraft, and games like it, are just trying to make related-rate problems fun.

Quote of the half-week:"Wait, you've got it! No floor! Free-fall! Nothing can go wrong in free-fall!"

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