Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

14 Sep 2011, 9:16 a.m.

Usually Five Things Make a Post, But Four Will Have To Suffice

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Randall Munroe got married and I wish him all the best.

The bell sound I use to alert me when someone mentions or messages me in IRC is bell-octave2.wav, which came in a bundle of freely licensed musical sounds I downloaded years ago and can't find anymore. Danni said that it sounds like the classic "the captain has turned on the 'fasten seatbelts' sign" airplane sound. So if you might enjoy that, have at.

If you liked "Jump Space" from Thoughtcrime Experiments, consider supporting author Mary Anne Mohanraj's Demimonde fundraiser. Both money and link-spreading publicity would help.

Leonard and I are watching Breaking Bad via DVD, and are on season two. I don't know much about cancer, parenting, producing and distributing meth, drug policing, or Albuquerque, but I can say that the depiction of marriage feels a lot more realistic than the depiction of high school chemistry classes. A fairly addictive show, but fortunately less addictive than methamphetamines. And it's sciency fiction, as Leonard pointed out, which we love.