Just wanted to provide everyone with a quick update on my activities to let you know I'm still around. I've been busy with life in general but also continuing my education.
I just completed week 8 in Coursera's Programming for Everybody (pr4e.com) course, which focuses on the Python programming language. This course has been a great way for me to get re-introduced to computer programming and I believe I'll be able to continue learning with Python thanks to other related courses in Coursera and Udacity. It's even inspired me to purchase a .io domain which will be focused on Python updates and resources for other new programmers. The website will probably include a forum for quick, on-site discussion but that hasn't been worked out yet. It's been a while since I created and managed a website so it's launch might take some time, especially since I'd like to learn more first.
If you're interested in learning computer programming starting with the basics, I definitely recommend Coursera and Udacity as initial resources as well as Python as an initial programming language choice. You won't be disappointed.