Advice on Research and Writing
How to read a paper
How to write great papers, give great talks
by Simon Peyton-Jones.
Hamming's cool ideas
Bundy's advice to young researchers.
Leone's collected links on writing and research. However, note
that this advice is (mostly) US centric.
What to use for a presentation?
well, for one, don't be powerpoint-less - see
this example from American History
for why not:)