Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


11 Oct 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Hello City Limits, I See Your Sign, Left Your Dystopia Way Behind

A joking-around conversation from a recent conference, from memory and condensed. A: "I saw the eclipse in Nashville." B: "Oh I'm from Nashville!" A: "Oh cool! Did you see it there too!" B: "No, I …

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21 Sep 2017, 8:16 a.m.

A Misheard Moxy Früvous Lyric, Corrected

Sometime around 1999 or 2001, I first heard "King of Spain" by Moxy Früvous. The UC Berkeley a cappella group DeCadence performed it during one of their lunchtime concerts near Sather Gate. (Four out of …

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07 Sep 2017, 9:43 a.m.

In Black

Grabbing a book to read, thought I was grabbing Johnny Cash's autobiography, was actually grabbing Jonathan Zittrain's The Future Of The Internet And How To Stop It. I'd like to code a rainbow every day …

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07 May 2017, 8:18 a.m.

Timesaving Negativism or Masculine Calumnies?

"Do your lairstone relations HAVE to come over?" she snooted. "Look, my uncles are almost done repairing their peatship, so happiest case, this is the last time for a long while." "After all day patching …

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20 Apr 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Penguicon, Orwell, ETAOINSHRDLU, and Being Important

When I was eight or nine years old, I think my parents went through a chunk of "how do we support this weird kid?" planning and work. Around this time I remember coming across a …

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01 Apr 2017, 9:02 a.m.

Scifi Takes on Coen Brothers Movies

Leonard writes scifi novels, and one of them (that a publisher is currently considering) has the working title Situation Normal, a followup to the previous working title, Explosion of Honor. It's witty military scifi -- …

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27 Nov 2016, 7:55 a.m.


On Sundays I make omelets. Today's omelets included three diced cloves of garlic. "I wish to make you aware that we are basically in a garlic ratchet. I will be increasing the number of cloves …

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01 Nov 2016, 9:46 a.m.

Political Memories

I've been reminiscing about past US elections and administrations.* I've been paying attention to US federal politics since the early nineties, which means I remember a lot of details that many younger politics enthusiasts don't. …

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04 Jul 2016, 16:58 p.m.

Five Loosely Connected Things

Unexpected beauty: There's a little stretch of quiet waterfront walkway with benches tucked away behind the Astoria Costco. It's just north of Rainey Park. Fierce spycrafty women: At the launch party for Genevieve Valentine's new …

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11 Mar 2016, 15:43 p.m.

Endorsements, Sort Of

This week, when searching for my own name online, I came across these three judgments of my works and character: About my January talk "Comparing Codes of Conduct to Copyleft Licenses", which I delivered without …

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