I have been programming since 1984. My first computer was a Radio Shack Color Computer with 4k of memory. Now I am on an Intel Core i3 with 4 gigs of memory. Big difference.
Since the mid-90s most of my programming has been in Visual Basic doing client/server type programming. As a hobby, I also program fun stuff. Unfortunately a lot of the fun stuff never gets finished. I have recently branched out into PHP, C#, and XNA. Using XNA in VB is a trial because there are not a lot of web resources dedicated to it.
As I gain proficiency, I plan on putting up some tutorial type entries concentrating on VB and XNA.