And then, graduation to PHP and MySQL! I'm very eager to sink my teeth into Larry Ullman's books, among others.
I'm also reading Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger and Mac OS X for Unix Geeks. The GUI just doesn't do it for me; I want to know what's going on under the hood. Once I dabbled with Ubuntu Linux, I was hooked on the kind of control and power you have over your OS. Plus, it's simply faster and more reliable. I use Mac to develop out of necessity but also continue to learn Ubuntu on my other machine.
I have been a serious student of philosophy since highschool, play a mean game of Chess, like to exercise and stay fit and healthy, look forward to owning a motorcycle and have long been plotting my escape from Nyc to Maine or Vermont or Alaska, maybe even Canada or Iceland, or wherever I can enjoy the beauty of nature.