I've always been most interested in the "fun" part of computing. Instead of going for the typical BSCS, I went to CalArts and wrote my thesis project in Java (while all my classmates used the more standard English language). I was first exposed to XML in 1998 when we had a meeting about the new standard while working at Geocities. Now I am interested in all the fun applications of XML, RSS feeds to share podcasts and other media, using Inkspace or Yafray to create art in XML. Despite the format wars, XML makes the Web more fun!