A physicist and software developer by training, and a professional developer by employment, I wrote my first computer program in FORTRAN w/ WATFOR in high school. Since then I have written device drivers for a PDP-15, CAD/CAM applications in C, and Database applications in everything from FORTRAN (?!) and C to SQL and MS-Office.
I currently build financial and business applications professionally, mostly with VBA / C# / SQL, while developing my own Napoleonics game engine in C# on weekends and evenings.
Why did the Royal Society in 1771 believe that a continent further south than Australia should exist?
How confusing was British currency compared to decimal currency circa 1850?
What other one word responses have been made to military ultimatums besides "Nuts!", "Mokusatsu" and "If"?
Who was the last person "Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered" under British jurisdiction?