Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Apartment Life

19 Apr 2015, 10:05 a.m.

Marconi Plays The Mamba, Listen To The Radio

When Leonard and I lived in the Bay Area and drove south to Bakersfield to see his mom every few months, he got a satellite radio subscription. I'd navigate the music channels and look at …

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22 Mar 2015, 22:39 p.m.

I Love You, Sweetie

I have the best spouse. I spent basically the entire afternoon and evening waylaid by an inexplicable short-term illness (I would blame food poisoning except I can't work out the causality). Leonard's super solicitousness extended …

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26 Dec 2014, 21:10 p.m.


After we watched The Ref and ate our Thai takeout, I web-sought a fire log video and started playing it. "It's amazing that people make these," I said. Beat. "I am sort of waiting for …

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05 Feb 2014, 12:38 p.m.


I've been sick for something like the last six weeks, so Leonard booked an appointment for me and I finally saw a doctor. It's such a nasty trick that illness leeches away the energy one …

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18 Aug 2013, 15:44 p.m.

It Is A Fun Word

This MetaFilter comment, plus not actually knowing how the song goes, caused my household to start chanting bringing in the sheaves; bringing in the sheaves as a sort of "la la la can't hear you!". …

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18 Aug 2013, 12:19 p.m.

Only About Twenty Years After Joining Usenet, A Realization

Emoticons are pretty essential.

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26 Apr 2013, 8:37 a.m.

Breakfast Conversation

"You can look up [shop name] to get the address. They have a map and everything." "Oh I already did it." "I did it thirty-five minutes ago." "Well, I did it about five minutes ago." …

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17 Apr 2013, 7:32 a.m.

Early Morning Soundscape

Rain on the air conditioning unit. The susurration of pills inside vials -- the few slow clicks of big gel capsules versus the quiet tumble of small solid tabs. Birdsong, far away. The laptop fan, …

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06 Apr 2013, 11:19 a.m.


I get sick more often than I'd like. Part of this is because of travel, no doubt -- the stress of travel and my inevitable sleep deprivation lower my immune system's defenses, and new exciting …

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25 Dec 2012, 16:35 p.m.

A Merry Christmas

Yesterday in my weekly one-on-one with my boss, we talked about matters ranging from recruiting and hiring to Firefox OS to Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning. I got to introduce him to the management …

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