Every self-respecting programmer starts learning a new language with a "hello, world!" program. Although I don't always respect me in the morning, I still thought it appropriate.
Yes, I am a programmer, but don't let that turn you away. Although I had my Napoleon Dynamite years when I was a teen (yes, I played D&D and drew magical creatures, had no dating life to speak of, and was president of J.E.T.S. at our high school), I promise I've matured since then to a mental age of at least 16.
My interests now vary all over the proverbial map and I hope that if anyone reads what I post here, if they don't always agree with what I say, at least it will make them pause and think a little. Expect occasional posts regarding current events, music and everything about pop culture, male-and-female differences, science, etc, etc, etc (to quote Yul Brynner). And expect little doses of off-the-wall humor every now and then -- I like to keep things light.
Getting kind of tired... I think I'll go home now... :-)