⇒ Thanks for all the markup + ducks
My good friend Norm Walsh [recently posted](https://norman.walsh.name/2016/05/28/non-standard) about the state of standards development around XML:
⇒ New Research Agenda
I have been rather silent for awhile and environment has everything to do with that. Many startups work under the guise of secrecy and my day-to-day work kept me quite busy without much opportunity to communicate. In my new endeavours at [Orange Silicon Valley](http://www.orangesv.com) (really, San Francisco) my role is a communicator of new and interesting things. As such, keeping this blog up-to-date with what is rolling around in my mind is one aspect of that.