So, I've found a way to help with my programming urges since I'm not doing all that much programming at work. I'm helping out with VISA
which is a modpack for Civilization 4. The computer game that is, not the board game. I'm brushing up on my C++ skills and learning Python. Whee! (thud) Too bad the Firaxis folks couldn't choose Perl as the extension language but this gets me learning new things, so that's good.