Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Memoir

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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05 May 2021, 9:56 a.m.

Fatigue And Adaptability

In my dream last night, I was in an in-person work meeting. And then, halfway through, we started talking about how badly we were coping with the strains of the pandemic. After each person spoke, …

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21 Apr 2021, 11:20 a.m.

Anniversary

Today is my fifteenth wedding anniversary! Leonard and I got engaged on 18 April 2006 and then married on 21 April 2006. For our tenth wedding anniversary we visited Paris. While there we visited the …

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07 Apr 2021, 13:07 p.m.

Painstakingly Reminding Myself How To Play

This is a little bit about how free-range learners in programming assess our own skill levels and choose what to learn next. But it's also a response to my own insecurity, and to the sometimes-stultifying …

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05 Apr 2021, 12:41 p.m.

Paralipsis

I'm in the process of working with a contractor to overhaul my personal and professional websites. Thus, I have been thinking about my brand (oh how I want to put distancing quotation marks around that …

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12 Mar 2021, 11:58 a.m.

A Strange Vision Of The After Times

Yesterday someone, talking with me about what is ok to do once we're fully vaccinated, referred to that as "the After Time". I mentioned in April that if the pre-pandemic past was The Before Times, …

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02 Mar 2021, 18:55 p.m.

Getting My First COVID-19 Vaccine In New York City

On Saturday night I received my first vaccination dose against COVID-19. I've had minimal side effects and the appointment went very smoothly. Here's a longish post about eligibility in New York, booking the appointment, and …

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01 Feb 2021, 11:59 a.m.

Three Ways I Exercise In My Apartment

My mental and physical health are much better if I can exercise, to the point of getting sweaty, for at least 20 minutes every day. The forms of exercise I most enjoy (hiking, biking for …

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21 Dec 2020, 9:31 a.m.

Graduating From The I-Didn't-Graduate Dream

I used to have dreams that, oh no, I didn't actually finish high school and need to go back and finish a class or exam. I hear this is pretty common. I thought I'd graduated …

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11 Dec 2020, 11:17 a.m.

On Realizing There Was Still Some American Exceptionalism Lurking In My Brain

One of the most valuable things I treasure about the Internet is that I can have a glimpse into the lives of people who live a very different life from mine. I regularly read the …

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