A good blog
Even though she does lots of Java stuff, Kathy Sierra has a really cool blog. I really liked this one on writing. The graphics she uses are pretty funny too - really get the point across. I am somewhat "graphically challenged" myself - wish I could drop in a picture like that and make it work as she does.
The crux of her message was "write like you talk". I agree. In my writings, it is as if we were having a conversation (I hope). She points out a conversation she had with a "technical consultant" who claimed to have a "reputation" to protect - that writing like you talk was bad for your reputation. I don't agree at all. If a book (any book) doesn't grab me right away, isn't fun to read, I'll never make it through it. That consultant with the great reputation, I'll not read their material.
I'm curious - what authors out there (technical books) do you think come across conversational and 'fun' to read? (please don't list negative ones, just looking for 'fun to read')