I've long been interested in computer programming as a hobby and as an occasional part of my job. I even wrote Fortran programs on punched cards!
For the past few years I've been a great fan of Ruby on Rails and, very recently I have discovered the joys of JRuby.
Whether you like it or not I'm going to share my views on various bits and pieces - hopefully viewed from a somewhat different perspective than that of young software professionals.
My reader will have to use Google to figure out any "jargon" that s/he hasn't already come across. That way I can be lazy and write less.