I have to get off my duff and (finally) learn php....
In the early 90s I taught myself Basic, Pasqal, Fortran and C. Wrote some stuff including databases, then got sidetracked into SysAdmin stuff and CAD/CAM. Couple years ago and with my son's help (he's a php wizzo) I tried writing a DB backed web application in php. It was successful and fun, but I realize I'd have to devote a lot of time to learn it well enough to make it worthwhile.
So have fun Al.