Read my latest article: 8 things I look for in a Ruby on Rails app (posted Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:59:00 GMT)

Knowing Me, Knowing You, part 2

Posted by Wed, 30 Aug 2006 01:16:00 GMT

12 comments Latest by Robert Treat Wed, 30 Aug 2006 20:47:23 GMT

Earlier this month, I posted the first in the series of Knowing Me, Knowing You. In this second post, I would like to take you inside the PLANET ARGON office. More specifically… I would like to list all the books that I found on peoples desks. These aren’t books that are sitting on the bookshelves… but books that are sitting within arms reach of the employees at PLANET ARGON.

Here goes with some links to our favorite Independent bookstore, Powells.

Care to take a guess at who is reading what?

Your Turn

Take a look around your workspace... which books are within arms reach. Right now. :-)

Get help with your Rails project

comments powered by Disqus

Leave a response

  1. Avatar
    Jeremy Voorhis Wed, 30 Aug 2006 01:54:14 GMT
    • Pragmatic Version Control: Using Subversion, by Mike Mason
    • Essays In Radical Empiricism, by William James
    • Conscientious Objections, by Neil Postman
    • Getting Things Done, by David Allen

    Not all reference material, I know, but two of them are for a current project.

  2. Avatar
    Caleb Buxton Wed, 30 Aug 2006 02:35:04 GMT

    Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard

    Emotional Design & The Design of Everyday Things Norman

    thinking with type Ellen Lupton

    Japanese Graphics Now Taschen

    Leadership Secrets of Attila The Hun Wess Roberts

    Of Grammatology Derrida

    Gonzo Marketing Christopher Locke

    And some Adbusters, Domus and Dilbert

  3. Avatar
    Alex Ezell Wed, 30 Aug 2006 03:32:23 GMT

    Geez, I feel a little like a slacker since I’m supposed to be a web developer and there’s not one web dev book within reach at the moment:

    Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami

    Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

    The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

    The Town That Forgot How To Breathe by Kenneth J. Harvey

  4. Avatar
    Stephen Waits Wed, 30 Aug 2006 05:42:46 GMT


  5. Avatar
    Joe Ruby Wed, 30 Aug 2006 05:57:02 GMT

    Um, who is that a picture of? Kind of looks like Commander Data goes Leisure Suit Larry.

  6. Avatar
    Robby Russell Wed, 30 Aug 2006 06:04:15 GMT


    It’s Alan Partridge… who is a fictional character from a BBC show in the UK. Google him. :-)

  7. Avatar
    Jan Wikholm Wed, 30 Aug 2006 07:12:32 GMT
    • Enterprise integration with Ruby from the Pragmatic Programmers
    • JavaScript from IT Press
    • XML in a nutshell from O’Reilly
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 – Unleashed from Sams
  8. Avatar
    David Rice Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:53:50 GMT

    Aha! Alan Partridge, possibly one of my more favourite comedians of the awkward comedy style :)

    At this very minute I could grab

    • Programming Ruby – Dave Thomas and Co.
    • Rails Recipes – Chad Fowler
    • Ruby for Rails – David Black
    • Defensive Design for the Web – 37 Signals
    • Pragmatic Version Control: Using Subversion – Mike Mason
  9. Avatar
    Jon Wood Wed, 30 Aug 2006 12:05:04 GMT

    On the shelf just to the left of my head, you can find copies of:

    • The Pragmatic Programmer – Kevin Hunt & Dave Thomas
    • Flash Application Design Solutions – Cheung & Bryant
    • CSS Pocket Reference – Eric A. Meyer
    • Defensive Design for the Web – 37 Signals
  10. Avatar
    Nathan Wed, 30 Aug 2006 13:37:41 GMT

    Essential Actionscript 2.0 Linux in a Nutshell Refactoring – Fowler Mastering CSS

  11. Avatar
    Dave Edwards Wed, 30 Aug 2006 15:23:23 GMT
    • The Elements of Style
    • The Canadian Style

    A different kind of geeky. ;-)

    Log Buffer

  12. Avatar
    Robert Treat Wed, 30 Aug 2006 20:47:23 GMT

    Hmm… looking around the only two books within reach are a book on XML Databases and a book on Java XML Programming. One sits under the monitor for my linux box, the other under the monitor of my windows box :-)