Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


20 Sep 2011, 22:38 p.m.

UN Convention On the Rights of the Mild

For professional development reasons, I'm starting a four-week course that'll teach me JavaScript/jQuery/CSS/JSON stuff in the context of the Etsy API. This meant that today I read the Etsy terms of use, and had to …

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14 Sep 2011, 8:06 a.m.


Seven years ago, I received a copy of Yevgeny Zamyatin's We in the mail. I don't know who sent it to me. Two days ago, the same thing happened to my friend Will. Is this …

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18 Jul 2011, 11:31 a.m.

An (NCSA) Mosaic Of Colorful Little Bits

I looked at my past, like, eight blog entries and saw that they were pretty thinky pieces. When did my blog turn into Crooked Timber? So, a little miscellany. Saturday I went to the beach! …

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29 Jun 2011, 15:00 p.m.

On The Usefulness Of Writing

About this time there was a cry among the people for more paper money, only fifteen thousand pounds being extant in the province, and that soon to be sunk. The wealthy inhabitants oppos'd any addition, …

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05 Jun 2011, 21:01 p.m.

A Loose Constellation of Thoughts on WikiLeaks

This is a good time to remind my readers that this, my personal website, does not necessarily represent the views of my employer or anyone else. Around 2000, I took a political science class with …

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05 Jun 2011, 10:39 a.m.


When I was getting my bachelor's degree at the University of California at Berkeley, I took a few courses studying technology in the context of history and political science. The other day I discovered that …

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25 Mar 2011, 10:32 a.m.

Another Recommendation

"Trouble" by David M. deLeon -- raw and piercing.

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25 Mar 2011, 9:41 a.m.

Some Short Online Scifi Recommendations

"Saving Face" by Shelly Li and Ken Liu is light and sweet. "Smaller Fleas that Bite 'Em" by rho is a short, funny sequel to Neal Stephenson's Zodiac: The Eco-Thriller. "Sisters of Bilhah" by kel …

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17 Feb 2011, 16:10 p.m.

Thumbs Up, Sarah Glidden

Just finished Sarah Glidden's touching, heady, funny memoir How To Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less. She went on a Birthright Israel trip, determined that they wouldn't brainwash her, and had her views confirmed …

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30 Jan 2011, 23:31 p.m.

The Long And The Short Of It

If you enjoyed Babysitters Club and have more than an hour, Baby-sitters Club The Next Generation #6: Byron and the God of California will reward your readership. It reads like Ann M. Martin, plus profanity …

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