Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Apartment Life

19 Feb 2019, 6:36 a.m.

As The Saying Goes, I'm Part Of The Precipitate

Tonight, I'm gonna attend my local Community Board meeting, which will include an MTA presentation on the Astoria Boulevard ADA & Station Renewal project. (I hope that, after the meeting, I can hang out with …

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14 Feb 2019, 7:58 a.m.

Puns About Domain Names Are Kinda Par For The Course Around Here

I blearily woke this morning - Leonard was already up. I wished him a happy Valentine's Day. "I think we really match. And in some sense, because we met online,* we met in e-harmony. And …

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30 Nov 2018, 13:28 p.m.

Non-Influencer Fashion Blogging

I've heard fleece-lined tights could be a game-changer regarding wearing skirts and dresses when it's cold. A friend recommended the Homma brand in particular, since they're footless and since (if you turn them inside out) …

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21 Sep 2017, 8:16 a.m.

A Misheard Moxy Früvous Lyric, Corrected

Sometime around 1999 or 2001, I first heard "King of Spain" by Moxy Früvous. The UC Berkeley a cappella group DeCadence performed it during one of their lunchtime concerts near Sather Gate. (Four out of …

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01 Apr 2017, 9:02 a.m.

Scifi Takes on Coen Brothers Movies

Leonard writes scifi novels, and one of them (that a publisher is currently considering) has the working title Situation Normal, a followup to the previous working title, Explosion of Honor. It's witty military scifi -- …

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27 Nov 2016, 7:55 a.m.


On Sundays I make omelets. Today's omelets included three diced cloves of garlic. "I wish to make you aware that we are basically in a garlic ratchet. I will be increasing the number of cloves …

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28 Apr 2016, 7:26 a.m.

We Are Softies

At his job, Leonard is having trouble getting SQLAlchemy to do what he wants with regard to automated testing. Today he's going to construct a tiny app and test to validate his understanding of the …

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13 Mar 2016, 22:05 p.m.

N Questions

Leonard and I have taken to playing a kind of "Twenty Questions" variant where there is no limit on the number of questions or guesses. We discover stuff about ourselves along the way. Sometimes it …

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02 Nov 2015, 6:53 a.m.

Ways to Toss Your Stuff in NYC

I've been on a house-cleanout kick recently. Thus I am grateful for the New York City Compost Project, this list of food banks & food pantries in New York City, SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and …

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12 Sep 2015, 9:00 a.m.

The Eight Mile Road Between Republic City and Massachusetts Bay Colony

Leonard and I have started watching The Legend of Korra, which is fun. In one episode, a character says to the guy who's just arrived, "Oh, hi, 'Shady' Shin." And then proceeds to let Shady …

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