Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Comedy

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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19 Mar 2020, 6:57 a.m.

Extremely Limited-Value Insight

The 20-second songs-to-wash-your-hands-by releases are to 2020 what ringtones were to, say, 2006.

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01 Aug 2019, 9:09 a.m.

Background Music

So in my household we have a zillion little shared references, and some of those are about pop songs of the late 20th century. For instance, if we're in a restaurant or something and we …

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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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11 Feb 2019, 14:04 p.m.

Some Movies Are For Not-Me

I haven't really been keeping up with reviewing movies here. Some recent joys: I loved Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which was astounding in its artistry and the marriage of story and virtuosic presentation. The Muppet …

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21 Dec 2018, 17:56 p.m.

Now It Can Be Told

The "I would ask for wall. We need wall." nonsense* reminds me: About 11 years ago, I was at some industry networking event here in New York City, gladhanding, schmoozing, &c. At one point I …

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04 Sep 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Code Review Play at RubyConf, and Think Tank Fiction

Jason Owen and I will co-present "Code Review, Forwards and Back" at RubyConf in Los Angeles, November 13-15 2018. We'll update and slightly lengthen the version we performed at PyGotham last year. If you'll be …

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