Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Memoir

04 Aug 2015, 1:14 a.m.

My Eulogy for Nóirín Plunkett

A few hours ago, I spoke at Nóirín's memorial service. This is what I said (I am sure I varied the words a bit when I read it). My name is Sumana Harihareswara, and I …

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21 Jul 2015, 11:59 a.m.

HIV Prevention News, and Grief

I miss my mother-in-law. Most of you never got to know Frances Whitney. Here's her obituary, which, like all obituaries, is incomplete. She was so sharp and no-guff, so constitutionally opposed to quitting. Work is …

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10 Jul 2015, 13:41 p.m.

"Inside Out" and Maturity

I saw Inside Out last night on a date with my spouse.* I recommend that you see this film, and that you see it with someone you care about. I stay through the credits when …

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04 May 2015, 12:54 p.m.

A Hiking Trip

In February I got an email from my pal Jane: Subject: Long shot: Hiking in TN at end of April? This led to a fun hiking trip last week in the Great Smoky Mountains National …

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21 Feb 2015, 11:37 a.m.

New Loves And New Joys

Over the last several years I've started getting into hobbies, skills, or activities that I had assumed I would not like or wouldn't get, or that I had dismissed due to initial impressions, such as …

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16 Aug 2014, 22:24 p.m.

Choosing to Leave, Stay, or Listen

I've recently been thinking about the power not to care -- the power to dismiss, to decide that someone else's opinion doesn't matter to you, and act accordingly, to act entitled. I've been thinking about …

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04 Nov 2013, 8:30 a.m.

Comprehensions

It's autumn. I spent a bunch of September in San Francisco, trying to tie up loose ends at work so I could go on my sabbatical with a free heart. My notebook says things like: …

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21 Aug 2013, 10:45 a.m.

My Family And The Ada Initiative

Please join Leonard and me in donating to the Ada Initiative. Why? Let me tell you a story, and then a surprise. My parents came to the US from Karnataka, in south India, in the …

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05 May 2013, 21:04 p.m.

A Really Long-Winded Way of Saying That Maybe I Love Techno Now

That thought about music, love and transformation made me think of how strange and world-changing it is to find a new friend or author or musician or project or workplace and suddenly click. They taught …

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12 Feb 2012, 18:51 p.m.

What Does A Volunteer Development Coordinator Do?

A giant wall of text follows, giving a snapshot of work I do. I nurture the software community that supports the Wikimedia movement. So here's a big swath of stuff I did between February 1st …

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