Schmonzcast #16: Like last year, I gave a lightning talk at this year's CodeMash. Unlike last year, I didn't prepare any speaking notes, just basic bullet-point slides — and to hear how I sound without rehearsing the talk at all, I didn't rehearse the talk at all. I was hoping for “more relaxed” without too much “less polished”; I wound up with some of both. Somehow it added up to the allotted six minutes (or watch on YouTube), down to the second. This rapidly-congealed, never-practiced short talk is not profoundly great, but I bet the roomful of programmers found the content reasonably interesting, and I know it was good for me to practice a looser approach to public speaking.