Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Memoir

18 Jul 2018, 11:42 a.m.

Fear And Motion

The other day I went on a little bike ride in my neighborhood, for exercise and to check mail at my post office box. I walked part of the way because sometimes I just didn't …

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27 Jun 2018, 17:50 p.m.

Songs And Books That Have Helped Me Get Through News Despair

When I feel despondent about my country and my world, a few things that help or have helped: Rebecca Solnit's nonfiction book Hope in the Dark (which I still have not finished) which makes the …

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11 Mar 2018, 10:42 a.m.

Recent Debugging And Confidence

I am proud of myself for some recent debugging I've done on and with codebases and tools that I hadn't worked on before. A few weeks ago, I was sitting next to a friend who …

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11 Mar 2018, 10:14 a.m.

Not Teetotal, But Teemostly

Here's something I'm really embarrassed to write, but want to mark, and maybe it'll help someone. I've cut way down on drinking alcohol and am very glad I have done so. Quick context: when I …

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05 Jan 2018, 22:30 p.m.

My Fun Cleveland Vacation

In October I visited Cleveland, Ohio for a long weekend and had a really lovely time. I'm looking forward to visiting Cleveland again for PyCon North America 2018, or even before that. I have talked …

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02 Jan 2018, 9:46 a.m.

2017 Sumana In Review

Four years ago, during my first batch at the Recurse Center, every day I'd write in a little notebook on the subway on my way home, jotting down a few bullet points about what I …

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30 Dec 2017, 17:12 p.m.

What We Confirm

Unlike this nominee for a US District Court judgeship, apparently, I can at least give a one-sentence definition of the Daubert standard because of the hobby I accidentally picked up this year. Which is telling …

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29 Dec 2017, 11:44 a.m.

Blockchain and Bitcoin, Dar Williams, And So On

Sipping my soda water at the saloon across the street before the Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project show Wednesday night, I struck up a conversation with a guy who works in an art gallery, and with …

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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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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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