Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


26 Apr 2010, 19:25 p.m.

Thoughtcrime Experiments, One Year Later

Today is the one-year anniversary of Thoughtcrime Experiments, the free scifi/fantasy anthology Leonard and I edited last year. Thoughtcrime Experiments got a bit of recognition in the form of award nominations. We made the British …

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31 Mar 2010, 1:41 a.m.

GNOME Video Site, Mysterious Bugzilla Upgrade Patron, Mallard, Acire/Quickly, An Interview & A Goodbye

I'm an editor and the release coordinator for GNOME Journal, which just released its 19th issue. This issue has six articles: Will Kahn-Greene introduces the GNOME Miro community, a website that brings GNOME-related videos to …

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26 Mar 2010, 2:55 a.m.

Gussied-Up Link Blogging

I am accumulating draft posts as I focus my days on GNOME Journal work, errands, and preparing for conferences and other appearances. So, very little blogging; even my Ada Lovelace Day post will be days …

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14 Mar 2010, 22:18 p.m.


About eleven years ago, I saw a link from Slashdot to a geek humor site called Segfault. I started reading it, then started reading the homepage of one of the editors. Leonard Richardson. He posted …

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12 Mar 2010, 10:52 a.m.

Fanfic Recommendations

Some fics I've liked: Erin Ptah's Colbert Report archive includes "The Thing With Feathers", the fifth time Jon terrified Stephen, and "In Time". "Theories About Nuclear Winter" by hollycomb (continued in Part II), the best …

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02 Mar 2010, 22:45 p.m.

Some Books

Recently read, don't want to forget: A Year Without "Made In China" by Sara Bongiorni: a quick read, finished in a few hours (long after receiving it as a gift, I'm embarrassed to say). The …

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28 Feb 2010, 15:13 p.m.

Making The Hard Look Easy, Feminism, and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Mary Anne Mohanraj recently wrote about sprezzatura, the nonchalance and easy grace that make all one's accomplishments seem effortless. She mentions that she's trying to cut down on that behavior, because she thinks its deception …

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21 Feb 2010, 22:50 p.m.

Life Update That Might Very Well Do Better As A Bulleted List

Sorry, I haven't blogged in the past week (except microblogging & linking). Since last Sunday, I: visited the Merchant's House Museum with Beth, went to a fun storyreading and met new Dan, had a lovely …

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29 Jan 2010, 11:18 a.m.

"Of The Other Insectoid Worlds, I Shall Say Nothing"

Just finished Olaf Stapledon's Star Maker after a year or two. I was reading it at about two pages a day. But more happens in two paragraphs of Stapledon than happens in most entire novels. …

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28 Jan 2010, 22:06 p.m.


Comfort music: Tally Hall's Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, They Might Be Giants' "Thunderbird" (from Spine). There's a moment in "Thunderbird" that always snatches my heart and holds it up to the light -- Linnell's "am" …

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