Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Comedy

02 Dec 2020, 17:35 p.m.

Ashwatthama (The Elephant)

I read the comic book version of the Mahabharata as a kid (thank you, Amar Chitra Katha!) and many of its stories stayed with me. As I recollected in a newspaper column in 2005: Yudhisthira …

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01 Dec 2020, 10:36 a.m.

Potomac Jokes

When my spouse Leonard was young, his mother told him a joke about President Richard Nixon: Nixon fell into the Potomac River and was in danger of drowning. A local kid jumped in to save …

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13 Nov 2020, 8:18 a.m.

Stand-Up Comedy Today

I'll perform 20 minutes of stand-up comedy about open source software today (Friday), 3:30-3:50pm PT, 6:30-6:50pm ET, at SeaGL [as I did at GUADEC]. Watch for free, no registration.

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26 Aug 2020, 14:01 p.m.

Imaginary Book Club, and How To Run It

"Imaginary Book Club" is an improv-type session that's fun to run at a scifi/fantasy convention. It's a panel where each participant "reviews" a book that does not exist, and the other people riff on that. …

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18 Jul 2020, 18:17 p.m.

Incentives

From the time that I was a child, my parents wanted me to learn and be fluent in Kannada. My interest has waxed and waned. Yesterday I saw this tweet, which starts generalizing (in English) …

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16 Jul 2020, 13:56 p.m.

Four Conferences In Three Days

I'm performing or speaking at, participating in or attending four different conferences/conventions online between July 24th and 26th. You can join me at no cost for all of them! Going chronologically: GUADEC: Friday, July 24th, …

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20 May 2020, 13:40 p.m.

Trailer and Registration for Otherwise Auction

You have till 8pm ET tonight -- so, about 6.3 hours from me publishing this -- to register for this year's WisCon if you want to attend the auction I'm hosting on Saturday night (watching …

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13 May 2020, 11:28 a.m.

WisCon and Otherwise Auction, May 22-25

I'm hosting the Otherwise Auction (formerly the Tiptree Auction) at WisCon the night of Saturday, May 23rd. It'll be a virtual auction within WisCon, and mostly, Earth currency will not be involved. You can register …

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06 May 2020, 10:21 a.m.

Underused Headline

In all the reporting about Internet infrastructure, bandwidth usage during the pandemic, spectrum controversies, etc., I have not yet seen this particular punny headline. In the 1934 film It Happened One Night, one character tries …

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19 Mar 2020, 10:18 a.m.

Another Burble

From a recent conference call: "... if [our project] even matters anymore." "Oh I'd argue that our project is MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER!! I'm about to write a Medium post saying so!" [peals of laughter]

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