Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

29 Nov 2001, 9:06 a.m.

"Sex, Guns, and Cigarettes." That is possibly the least…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

"Sex, Guns, and Cigarettes." That is possibly the least imaginative title I've ever devised for a paper. But I'm caffeinated and (it almost seems too obvious to say) low on sleep.

Thanks, San Francisco, for sending your rain over here. Sure, it's all right for all you officeworkers who can just stay inside all day, but I have to walk around in it. I'd rather be sleeping or reading The One Best Way or even catching up on Russian. Argh.

Well, back to work. Now that I've lowered my expectations, I'm doing surprisingly okay.