Brett Tabke about how to give a semi-decent presentation at a technical conference. My favorite points: never depend on internet access and always have three takeaways on the final slide (so if you’re running short of time, you can fast forward to it for the conclusion).
A list of reasons why Microsoft’s ooxml documentation ISO standard isn’t a good idea. Here’s some other arguments. Isn’t it odd that these documents are not HTML but PDF?
Matt Yglesias reviews a book on the silence of the thinktanks.