Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


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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07 Apr 2017, 9:08 a.m.

Changing How I Deal With Those Humiliating Teenage Memories

When I was in high school in Lodi, California, I worked on the school newspaper. It came out every two weeks; we gave it to the printer on Tuesday night or early Wednesday, I think, …

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02 Dec 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Answering the Phone

In one of my earliest internships, I volunteered in the local district office of my state Senator (that is, the guy who represented my area in the upper chamber of California's state legislature). I reordered …

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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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05 May 2016, 14:08 p.m.

I Miss You, Frances

You died ten years ago today. I wish I could show you what your kids and their spouses have been up to in the last ten years. I like to believe you'd be pretty proud. …

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26 Apr 2016, 13:12 p.m.


As Leonard has blogged, he and I just returned from a weeklong anniversary trip to Paris, courtesy of my mom. I'm still a little jetlagged and I've said "Excusez-moi" when brushing past a stranger here …

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03 Jan 2016, 12:25 p.m.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I saw the original trilogy many years ago and just don't remember a lot of stuff. I was maybe sixteen; I missed my window for really loving it, in keeping with that old saying, "The …

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10 Dec 2015, 9:55 a.m.

On Meditation And Other Training Exercises

Last night, as I do most Wednesday nights, I went to my local mindfulness meditation group. It was a very distracted meditation for me, and as we ended, a voice in me judged, failure. And …

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17 Nov 2015, 16:48 p.m.

Announcing Changeset Consulting

I'm delighted to announce the launch of my new business. I am the founder of Changeset Consulting, LLC. Changeset provides short-term project management services to free and open source software projects. Need to expedite the …

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28 Sep 2015, 10:52 a.m.

Penumbra, Apotheosis, Friable

I had a pretty full weekend here in Queens. Saturday morning I went to an information session in Flushing about a business plan competition in Queens. About 170 new or small businesses enter each year …

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