Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

20 Jun 2009, 21:45 p.m.

LiveJournal People, I'm Ten Years Late To Your Party

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2009 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Update to this entry: if you are on LiveJournal and want me to be able to read your friendslocked Google/Microsoft slash or whatever, you can add my externally created fake LJ account id to your permissions list. The relevant ID to add is; evidently won't directly work.

The LJ feed for this very journal is That feed is also known as "the reason I have to take out smartquotes, accents, and weird hyphens every time I copy and paste something into a new post." When that feed acts broken and doesn't update for more than five days, usually that's why.

I have 23 subscribers on LJ? Since there's no way for me to see a list of all of you, feel free to delurk and *wave*.


David D. Levine
21 Jun 2009, 2:09 a.m.

::waves:: I've subscribed to your RSS feed on LJ.

21 Jun 2009, 10:04 a.m.

I'm one. I don't really use the friendslock much at all, but I'll give you permission all the same.

21 Jun 2009, 10:13 a.m.

Just as an FYI - I didn't try adding your external ID via the numeric, so maybe that's what I should have done. What I did do was add your OpenID, and then log into my OpenID acount on DW (which isn't currently merged with my read DW ID) and grant you access from there. Which seems to have done the trick.

So if others are having trouble, this would be one more thing to try. :)

I also subscribe to your RSS Feed. waves

Paul Wright
21 Jun 2009, 13:18 p.m.

Friended you back. Now you can read all my super sekrit stuff.

Dan P
22 Jun 2009, 14:55 p.m.



24 Jun 2009, 3:37 a.m.

I think that whoever set up your syndicated feed can obtain a list of the subscribers, if you want to see it.

29 Jun 2009, 5:17 a.m.

I just sent you an email about gc, I'm not sure which account of mine you noticed me from, but if my adding you worked, you can read my meta post and you'll figure out who I am, methinks. If it didn't work, well, opps.