I had a great time at Ruby Nation this weekend. After my presentation I got a number of questions asking about things I referenced during the talk. Here’s an attempt to point to some of them. If you weren’t there, you won’t have any context but feel free to follow the links anyway You might find something interesting.
Karlheinz Stockhausen whose name I accidentally used when trying to refer to Stockholm Syndrome.
Pat Metheny - “Whenever young guys ask me what they should do to get better, I always say try to be the worst guy in whatever band you’re in. That’s the secret.”
Drepung Gomang Institute (for whom we translated Hindi)
Ask Sunday - the company I mentioned that helped me with research
Arduino - I used this to create the interface to my exercise bike
Gosu - The game library I used to write my exercise bike “game”
Building Games with Ruby - Andrea O.K. Wright’s presentation on game development in Ruby
You and Your Research - Richard Hamming at Bell Labs
14 Worst Health Mistakes Even Smart Women Make - Referenced Harvard and University of Texas studies on the effect of the company you keep
How to Call Attention to Your Music - Derek Sivers free ebook