Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

08 Jun 2005, 13:21 p.m.

Memories and Irritations

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Every time I hear that Steppenwolf song about a magic carpet ride, I think about the movie Star Trek: First Contact.

I know a person who prides himself on having scheduled his own life (long-term - finding a wife, marrying her, having a kid, etc.). How irritating are those know-it-alls who have to have the upper hand in every conversation and therefore never allow you to see them surprised? Anyway, the real kicker is that this person, who in theory makes computers do things for a living, can't schedule a software project worth a tinker's dam!