Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Apartment Life

29 Oct 2012, 8:46 a.m.

Prepped for Stormicane

I'm in New York City hearing the winds blow. We have food, water, batteries, a crank radio, books. I'm trying to get a bunch of work done today because we might lose power and internet …

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12 Apr 2012, 8:48 a.m.

She Was a Buuuuuuuuug Filer, Defect Ticket Yeah

So this morning I discovered, while chatting with Leonard, that "(Now) I'm a Believer" by the Beatles has the line "Not a trace / Of doubt in my mind," where I had gone three decades …

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18 Mar 2012, 13:29 p.m.


When I leave my flat, I usually check to ensure I have my phone, wallet, and keys. They each have a specific spot in my pockets so I can feel the pockets to make sure …

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15 Mar 2012, 14:40 p.m.

Everybody Loves Raiment

As a certain variety of corporate-office woman knows, it's great to have a variety of black trousers. (Or, as time goes by and one does not replace them when they fade, a variety of fairly-dark-gray …

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02 Jan 2012, 12:48 p.m.

Self-Care, Sometimes On A Larger Scale

I think some people I know might find Sam Starbuck's experience useful. He has social anxiety but wanted to leave the house more often, so he developed methods to cause himself to do so.The idea …

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27 Nov 2011, 15:56 p.m.

Milk Stout, Vanilla Porter

Leonard and I both spend most of our time at the apartment these days, me working for the Wikimedia Foundation, him working on Constellation Games, his science fiction novel, launching Tuesday. (The novel's done, but …

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12 Nov 2011, 21:41 p.m.

Boarding Passeth Understanding

Now that I'm most of the way through 2011, how did my travel wishlist go? I did go to Arisia. Ended up in Berlin for a MediaWiki conference, but not for the GNOME Desktop Summit, …

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01 Sep 2011, 20:09 p.m.


Leonard and I are making dinner: pasta with mushrooms and kale. I was frying the mushrooms in the cast-iron skillet. Sumana: Do you ever make up stories about the mushrooms as you move them around? …

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27 Aug 2011, 7:52 a.m.

Don't Worry About Me

Leonard and I are not in a hurricane evacuation zone. Our apartment is not on a basement or first floor so we're not at risk of flooding. We're preparing sensibly in case Hurricane Irene knocks …

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03 Jun 2011, 10:22 a.m.


How do you remember that you have already locked the door? Whether I'm leaving the house or going to sleep, I usually have the urge to double-check that the door is locked. Then I check …

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