I am a hobby programmer who favors old style terminal based software.
My interests currently lie in a combination of pattern-matching, regular-expressions, data mining, and artificial intelligence.
My favorite languages are C, C++, Awk (and its variants), and the very old Snobol-4
Also I'm aspiring to learn more about Lisp, Lex/Yacc, and IA-32 Assembly
I'm a massive believer in the Unix Philosophy: Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface. -- The Art of Unix Programming