Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Comedy

05 Oct 2022, 21:45 p.m.

Stand-up comedy in November

I'll be performing stand-up comedy about technology and the open source industry at two virtual conferences in November. I'm developing and rehearsing new material now for these performances. The content will overlap some but won't …

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26 Sep 2022, 10:40 a.m.

The Goes Wrong Show

If you need a hearty laugh, you may enjoy what Leonard and I enjoyed recently: The Goes Wrong Show, a British farce TV show (JustWatch for US to advise on streaming options; watch the first …

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02 Sep 2022, 15:10 p.m.

A Few Thoughts From Elsewhere

I thought y'all might enjoy a few things I said recently on MetaFilter.About daily web puzzles:I realized the other day that -- as the chronological history game Wikitrivia does -- a lot of puzzle/trivia games …

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10 May 2022, 15:00 p.m.

HTTP Can Do That?!

I realized recently I've never blogged about the best tech talk I've ever given and one of my favorite performances: "HTTP Can Do That?!: A collection of bad ideas" from PyCon US 2016 in Portland, …

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10 May 2022, 6:00 a.m.

Amusing Things

A few things that have made me laugh recently:The bit in an episode of I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats (S2E9) where John Darnielle says "People always ask me to play 'No Children' at …

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11 Nov 2021, 11:54 a.m.

The Narrow Trash Talk Window

Sometimes I am playing a game in a competitive manner with friends. Our shared cultures sometimes include "trash talk," playful insults offered among players that are meant to express comfort and camaraderie and creativity while …

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05 Oct 2021, 11:25 a.m.

Well, It's October

Leonard and I today came up with the idea of an X-Files parody where monstrous agents investigate the human world, starring Molder (a Frankenstein's monster/zombie character) and Skully (a skeleton). Leonard's dialogue: Molder: They robbed …

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02 Jul 2021, 12:56 p.m.

A Comedy Memory

I'm having trouble getting started on things I ought to do today, so here's a story I think I've never told here before. In early 2011, I travelled to San Francisco for work, and one …

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19 May 2021, 16:49 p.m.

Upcoming Talks Plus Stand-up Comedy

In May and June I'll perform some comedy and I'll speak on open source management and investment! WisCon is going to be online this year, and on Saturday, May 29th, 7pm CDT/8pm EDT, I'll serve …

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29 Mar 2021, 10:46 a.m.

Autocorrect Hilarity

A friend found out recently that his spellchecker did not know the word "disempowering" and instead suggested "disemboweling". Spellchecker, I beseech you, in the bowels of Merriam-Webster, think it possible you may be mistaken.

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