As a personal goal, in Fall 2003, I started to learn Visual Basic .NET on my own. I'm reading the excellent book "Visual Basic .NET How to Program"... amazon.com reviews are at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130293636/hawaiichesspr-20
My job doesn't involve programming, so this is just for fun. My personal projects include:
- writing a chess GUI
- writing a chessplaying engine
- building a data-driven website/application using VB.NET/ASP.NET. This app will maintain a rating database for chessplayers, and allow games to be rated in realtime.