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.

My Book

Bureau of Labor Statistics Time Use Survey

Stockholm Syndrome

Karlheinz Stockhausen whose name I accidentally used when trying to refer to Stockholm Syndrome.

4d Database

John Coltrane

da Vinci Sketches

Eight Hour Burn

XP (Agile) Immersion

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.”

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Purple Cow

4-Hour Work Week

Wozzeck by Alban Berg

Drepung Gomang Institute (for whom we translated Hindi)

What Would You Rather Be Doing?

Ask Sunday – the company I mentioned that helped me with research

My exercise bike

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

Fixing Broken Windows: Restoring Order And Reducing Crime In Our Communities

The Pragmatic Programmer

Discussion Panel: Women in Rails

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

15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will