Roger that; I'm half Swedish and can't muster anything beyond a sad teenage 'stache.
While we're at it, fuck Excel, Access, and Business Objects, and fuck me for not having gotten around to learning SQL yet.
SQL, matlab and c++ are the trilogy. not much non-web you're not able to do if you know the three well. throw in python for scripting/text processing stuff if you're feeling ambitious
I've been doing Japanese->English translations of G-code and C program comments and related documentation for machining equipment and it's making me want to pull my eyes out
At least with software programming you have a ton of good documentation and a computer right in front of you test stuff out