I recently ran across Thomas Houston's article: The Best Tech Writing of 2010, and was pleasantly impressed.
Although I had already read a number of the articles he references, several of them were worthy of a re-read in reflection, and there were a number of articles that he pointed out that were new to me, in sources I hadn't seen before.
Here's two that Houston referenced that I hadn't seen before, and that I particularly enjoyed:
Go through all of Houston's list, if you have some time. Almost certainly you'll find something new and interesting that you hadn't been following, or hadn't reflected on in months. It's a lot to chew on, but it was a busy year in the tech world.