10 My life as a programmer began with GWBasic.
After an unfortunate journey taking me through the restricted lands of Pacal, Delphi, VB, Java, C++, C#, I finally discovered Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Going from not knowing Ruby to knowing Ruby was for me a revelation of roughly the same order of magnitude as discovering programming. I discovered Git at about the same time I started working with Ruby professionally, and had the same kind of revelation about source control. Needless to say, both tools are now the underpinnings of most of the things I undertake programmatically.
I can be observed in the wild, sometimes going under the name of webmat. I used to be rambling (programblings.com) about programming, Git or working on open source projects, but life has been happening for 2-3 years, and I think that's the age of my most recent post.
I am the author of git_remote_branch, a tool that helps common mortals like me trivially manipulate git branches published in shared repositories.