… learn Scala.
… learn how to use the command shell in Ubuntu.
… refresh my Perl knowledge.
… investigate HTML5.
… I want to learn a multi-paradigm language and Scala can integrate with Java, a language I already use.
… I need to know my programming tools and not just rely on Eclipse.
… I want to write some quick text manipulating scripts to help with producing content for a couple of apps I’m working on.
… I was blown away by the HTML5 demos at Google I/O (No, I didn’t attend, I watched it on YouTube).