<p>On the ride home today I sat next to a dude who uses on the side (and chatted him up about) <a href="http://rubyonrails.com/">Ruby on Rails</a>. Then after he got off, I talked to some girl (who was reading <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Empire-Isaac-Asimov/dp/0553803727/">Foundation and Empire</a> by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asimov">Isaac Asimov</a>) about <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Foundation_Series">The Foundation Series</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Enders-Game-Ender-Book-1/dp/0812550706/">Ender's Game</a>, <a href="http://whedonesque.com/">Joss Whedon</a>, comics in general and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmen">X-Men</a> in particular. Altogether, it was a pretty good bus ride.</p>