I've spent most of today learning Ruby on Rails.
Rails is a full-stack, open-source web framework in Ruby for writing real-world applications with joy and less code than most frameworks spend doing XML sit-upsInitial impressions suggest that once I'm up to speed on the language itself it will be a powerful tool to *quickly* turn ideas into applications.
It is this potential productivity increase which I think will make the time spent learning pay off. I've subscribed to a ton of Ruby & Ruby on Rails blogs to complete the immersion and tomorrow, because I'm increasingly frustrated with MT, I'm going to embark on an impossibly ambitious project to build some new blog software .
Or I'll get bored and revert to Perl and procrastination.