Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


06 Jun 2012, 23:54 p.m.

"But your news is not true."

Fun things from tonight: Reading bits of Hamlet aloud with Leonard. Some bits do really well if you do them as Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza. George: "Pity me not, but lend thy serious hearing …

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27 Mar 2012, 9:30 a.m.

Additional "Constellation Games" Commentary

Chapter 17: Leonard writing the phrase "flashy desperate jewelry" far predates the day we watched the episode of Breaking Bad where one character accuses another of "obvious desperate breakfasts." Still funny (to me). By this …

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26 Mar 2012, 17:53 p.m.

Announcements and Reading

I'll be keynoting the Open Source Bridge conference this year (late June, Portland, Oregon, USA). It's an honor to be asked to give a keynote address to this exciting and inspiring conference. "<body> <img> -- …

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05 Feb 2012, 8:30 a.m.

Yet Another List

This weekend I have gotten to spend some lovely lengthy quality times with my pals Camille and Julia and Nick, and met Nick's friend Jana. Yay! We talked about the standard things: work, relationships, books, …

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28 Jan 2012, 8:35 a.m.

Music, Fiction, and Craft

I have been excitedly pointing people to Zen Cho's speculative fiction, Software Carpentry, Making Software, "Suzy" by Caravan Palace, and Leonard's writeup about social reading.

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07 Jan 2012, 13:30 p.m.

Lit On My Mind

Light fun: Charitable Getting by Sam Starbuck, free to download. It's a dramedy about the employees of a nonprofit and "a secretive blogger who might be one of his staff, a journalist determined to uncover …

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24 Dec 2011, 12:02 p.m.

Discovering An Origin

Yesterday I helped a bit with a Dreamwidth code tour. Every time Dreamwidth deploys a new update to the site, someone writes up explanations of what all the new bits are. Not just a summary …

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23 Dec 2011, 11:32 a.m.

Diligence And Joy

I get a different kind of understanding, now, out of Paul Ford's "Cleaning My Room," ten years later. When I reread it, I flash back to my old messy apartment in Berkeley, where I sat …

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11 Dec 2011, 10:07 a.m.

Constellation Games

First contact isn't all fun and games. Ariel Blum is pushing thirty and doesn't have much to show for it. His computer programming skills are producing nothing but pony-themed video games for little girls. His …

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04 Dec 2011, 7:18 a.m.

Asymptomatic, Asymptotic

Last night I gave Leonard some alone time to work on a Constellation Games bonus story. I went to Ward III, a Manhattan bar that does bespoke cocktails. They have a menu of predesigned cocktails …

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