Did you ever run into the problem where you knew how to do something in one programming language, but really needed to do it in another? That's what Rosetta Code is all about. A variety of programming tasks are solved using as many languages as possible. You can examine existing tasks, or create your own.
1. What is your occupation?
Weilder of the Wire Brush of Enlightenment and the Broadsword of Understanding. i.e. I'm doing system administration.
2. What color are your socks right now?
Black and yellow.
3. What are you listening to right now?
Spoon - Gimme Fiction
4. What was the last thing that you ate?
A strawberry trifle.
5. Can you drive a stick shift?
I only drive stick shifts. Automatics - eugh!
I had the rare misfortune of being one of the first people to try and implement a PL/1 compiler. -- T. Cheatham