in reply to Favorite programming language, other than Perl:
I met a guy in high school ('94) that did QBASIC. I was really intrigued with the whole 'programming' thing at first. I dabbled in it for a month or two and gave up programming completely for basketball and girls. 6 years later a co-worker introduced me to perl and I fell in love with it! I've been programming in perl ever since. I could always follow VB, but I just didn't like it. So I'd have to say that second to perl is BASIC.