Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


26 Jan 2010, 17:01 p.m.

Working And Thinking Together

Karl Fogel's essay on "the transformative effect that good tools can have on a team's ability to collaborate" informs my hesitance to respond to this Ask Metafilter question. What is the point of thought experiments …

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28 Dec 2009, 9:23 a.m.

Refracted Light

Glurge is a certain kind of inspirational story. It's unattributed, it's a honed anecdote honoring goodness and generosity and loyalty and stamina and often faith, and it has a kitschy feel that irony-aligned people of …

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06 Oct 2009, 22:12 p.m.

Half-Sentence Reviews

Tricked (graphic novel) by Alex Robinson and Whip It (film) are more gripping & fun than they have any right to be.

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03 Oct 2009, 9:04 a.m.

"Not Ordinarily Borrowable: Or, Unwelcome Advice" by Thomas Thurman

My colleague Thomas Thurman wrote a light fantasy story called Not Ordinarily Borrowable. It's 106 pages, available as a print-on-demand book via CreateSpace (like Thoughtcrime Experiments), and delightful. You can read the first chapter online …

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01 Oct 2009, 15:18 p.m.

Useful Links

MediaBugs, Scott Rosenberg's awesome new nonprofit, is hiring a Drupal designer and an associate director/community manager. My pal Stuart Sierra [who's an expert on The Cloud and graduates from Columbia next year with a master's …

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30 Aug 2009, 21:59 p.m.


I got Leonard & Martin to read Michael Lewis's Moneyball recently. (By the way, Brendan, I think you'd like Martin's blog, if you're not already reading it.) I'll read anything by Lewis. In Liar's Poker, …

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13 Jul 2009, 3:15 a.m.

Fun Short Scifi

"Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs," by Leonard Richardson, Strange Horizons, 13 July 2009. "I want to buy a gun," said the Thymomenoraptor. He moved his foreclaw along the glass case of pistols, counting them …

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28 Jun 2009, 15:46 p.m.

Four Cool Stories

Tim Pratt's genre-subverting Another End of the Empire, Jeff Soesbe's quiet and moving Apologies All Around, Jennifer Linnea's eerie glimpse Second-Hand Information, and Sergey Gerasimov's hella Russian The Most Dangerous Profession.

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26 Jun 2009, 16:33 p.m.

More Anthology Notes

Two weeks ago I posted a long entry about Thoughtcrime Experiments (a scifi/fantasy anthology Leonard and I edited), the market for and marketing of short speculative fiction, and my interests in future projects. I mentioned …

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12 Jun 2009, 20:57 p.m.

Let's Hear It For (Labors Of) Love

Here is another narrative of my WisCon: something I learned from editing and publicizing Thoughtcrime Experiments, and what that makes me want to do next. It's long (the longer the post, the more I feel …

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