Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

13 Jul 2006, 19:08 p.m.

You Forgot Poland: The Musical

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2006 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Today I wrote a column in a much-shorter-than-usual span of time, because I thought I was very late. I can't quite tell now whether I was actually late, but it's nice to know that if I set my mind to it (and steal liberally from my weblog) (is that even stealing?) I can write a fair-to-middlin' 750-word column in less than two hours.

Am bonding with the interns over Super Smash Brothers Melee or something like that. "Melee" means "Above" in Kannada and indeed each day my skills are above my skills the previous day. I would like to believe that the interns and I are growing our relationship and that Everything Bad Is Good For Me, but I doubt it. It's not as though my mastery of Tetris has had any tangible results.

An old goodie from John-Paul Spiro: "The Logic of Capital Punishment."