I have been programing since I was about 14 years old. I used to have an ATARI with a huge and incredibly loud 5.5" floppy drive! I would sit at a junky TV monitor screen typing lines and lines of code from some goofy book. When I was done I would run my little program it would beep and hiss the sounds of a very strange sounding electronic train or show a very awkward walking robot on the screen. Hours of my life that remain lost.
While I like to program once in a while, I do it sparingly now - spending insane amounts of time staring at a screen is the opposite of what I want to do with my time! [see Philosophy]
I do like to write scripts or apps that can actually SAVE me time though. Mostly this means writing programs in a very simple language, like Apple Script, to automate repetitious and/or tedious tasks. When I realized how much other people could benefit from this type of thing I was doing for myself, I decided that I would start accepting requests for scripts and post them on my site.