Heading home

Almost packed, but I think I can get this flaky wireless connection to stay online for long enough to post some quick thoughts. The conference was very informative, and it was good to meet other TechPubs Managers and chat about the variety of responsibilities and “challenges” we all face. My presentation went well, although I did finish 5 minutes earlier. I had planned a short live demo but concerns over time and internet connections made me reconsidered. Next time (presuming there is one!) I’ll plan in more content. It was a buzz though, and I can understand why people enjoy doing it and why, despite the nerves, people keep doing it. I enjoyed standing on the stage and talking about …

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the offended people

I don’t link to his column very often but he is routinely excellent and always readable, particularly this week. Charlie Brooker on “the offended people” ~ “They come in two flavours – huffy and whiny – and it’s hard to know which is worst… Combined, they’re the very worst people on the planet – 20 times worse than child molesters, and I say that not because it’s true (it isn’t), but because it’ll upset them unnecessarily, and these readers deserve to be upset unnecessarily, morning, noon and night, every sodding day, for the rest of their wheedling lives.”

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