Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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20 Jul 2009, 7:45 a.m.

Found Poetry

Inadvertently lyrical lines overheard at the virtual water cooler: and if that package doesn't build, I'll need to give it another poke and when we get the screen, we test and choose I'm back in …

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17 Jul 2009, 11:34 a.m.

More Notes From The Office

Sure, it's usually true that a job interview is going well if the conversation goes swimmingly, with no 90-second interruptions for explanations. But not if I'm interviewing a Brit. What's a second-class degree? What's a …

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14 Jul 2009, 10:15 a.m.

Obvious Tech Talk Q&A Prep

A certain species of tech talk goes like: "Here's a product/methodology/tool I hack on, here's what it's good for and how/why you should add it to your toolkit." It's an honorable and useful presentation topic. …

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14 Jul 2009, 7:13 a.m.

The Home Office

I am finishing some berry tea from a ninja-logoed mug. I am in an office a few floors above the ground, across the road from King's College. I see English summer light and the college …

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10 Jul 2009, 23:39 p.m.

My Standby Joke

A few times in the past year, I've taken the risk of leaning over to an English-speaking stranger in the airport, one who's wearing a suit or the like, and saying, "Ah, the glamor of …

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30 Jun 2009, 19:57 p.m.

Gran Canaria Talks by Collaborans

I think this is the complete schedule of talks that my colleagues are giving at the Desktop Summit this year. Sat. 4 July "QtScript bindings for Telepathy" - lightning talk by Ian Monroe, 15:30-16:30 Sun. …

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29 Jun 2009, 16:15 p.m.

Getting (Irrelevant) Things Done

I am bikeshedding my own yak-shaving. This should win an award.

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29 Jun 2009, 15:04 p.m.

Travel Schedule

I'm going to the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit next week. Developers, managers, and other free software enthusiasts in the GNOME and KDE communities get together on the Canary Islands, which are technically part of Spain …

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16 Jun 2009, 14:30 p.m.

On Dentistry

I went to the dentist last night, specifically at the NYU College of Dentistry. I actually prefer the dental school experience to many private practice dentistries. The wait in the waiting room is shorter (2 …

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25 Apr 2009, 23:27 p.m.

Hiro-ics Don't Scale, They Say

Now I'm rereading Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash bit by bit. Spoiler ahead: The important thing is, Hiro, that you have to understand the Mafia way. And the Mafia way is that we pursue larger goals …

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