Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Apr 2009, 9:17 a.m.

New Awesome Work

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Martin and I are co-founding a new firm to produce the PoTeaTo, a food-and-beverage convergence device targeted at the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Simply drop the PoTeaTo into a small pot of boiling water and watch the seam split, revealing two pre-blanched potato halves and one strong teabag! Boil them together and you'll have a meal and the drink to go with it.

Just kidding. Actually, starting in a couple of weeks, I'll be working at Collabora, an open source consulting firm. I'll be managing projects and helping them develop awesome tools like the Telepathy framework and the Empathy instant messaging/IRC/VoIP/video chat application. Yes, people are using the phrase "Skype-killer."

I'll get to telecommute (casual day every day!), advance the cause of Free/Libre/Open Source Software, and facilitate the work of dozens of geeky colleagues around the world.

Exciting! The PoTeaTo shall have to wait (in a dry, dark, cool place).


01 Apr 2009, 11:46 a.m.

Welcome to Breakfast Happens When It Happens: The Lifestyle. Congratulations!

Eric Fischer
01 Apr 2009, 13:44 p.m.

Congratulations on the new awesomeness!

01 Apr 2009, 14:33 p.m.

congratulations and welcome to the Work in your PJs Club!

02 Apr 2009, 9:09 a.m.

AWESOME! Sumana is working on a related project! (Collaboration in Sugar uses a hefty chunk of Collabora's stuff.) Congratulations on the new job - expect lots and lots and lots of questions when I see you next. ;)

02 Apr 2009, 13:08 p.m.

PoTeaTo is disgusting =P

Benjamin Mako Hill
05 Apr 2009, 17:57 p.m.

Congratulations! Collabora is wonderful. Please say hello to all of them from Mika and I. We're good friends with many of the people that work there including Daf, Rob, and Guillaume (and lots of others too!).

06 Apr 2009, 20:33 p.m.

Hooray for new awesome work!