Although not limited to any particular platform, my preferred platform is Delphi. More recently, I have been working a bit with Java and J2EE stuff, mostly learning it the hard way.
Most of my projects have centered around significant database infrastrucutres, including some distributed. I'm a bit of a performance freak. After three years of 24x7 on-call I developed a highly personal interest in software reliability and testing.
When not programming, I enjoy medeval re-enactment. I am working on a set of arrows now, and hopefully will be building a longbow. I enjoy watching the fighters