I am a programmer (the kind that did not really get 'classically trained', though I did go to university for a short time). I mostly program in PHP due to work, but lately have been coding in Python for anything from small scripts (where Bash might be used) to sites (like in Django).
Also I enjoy language learning and history. I am currently studying Arabic and hope to visit the middle east at some point in the future. In the past I have studied Chinese and Japanese. I also really like learning different alphabet systems even if I do not know what the words mean. Currently, besides English (Roman), I can recognise Arabic, Hebrew, Korean (Hangul), Japanese Hiragana/Katakana, and a lot of Kanji/Hanzi/Hanja (although I can say I know less Korean pronunciations compared to other languages).
I have had a lot of trouble in my past accepting myself as a DL and would often go into a binge cycle. It is only recently I have began to accept myself, mainly by immersing myself into the fetish.