Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

25 Oct 2001, 10:47 a.m.

T-shirt, seen yesterday: "Bush isn't any smarter than he was…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

T-shirt, seen yesterday: "Bush isn't any smarter than he was on Sept. 11th." Yes, I live in Berkeley.

Also yesterday, I met a fella on the BART who used his ticket to Burning Man as a bookmark for his Foundation Trilogy volume. His e-mail domain was, which reminded me of Seth's ex.

I unreasonably love the sight of West Oakland from a BART train, especially after emerging from the tunnel under the Bay. I love the lights at night and the industrial yards in the daytime, especially the early morning. I think it appeals to me partly because I have a perfect view, neither on the ground nor miles above (as in a plane), but skimming along 50 or 100 feet up.