The answer to my software/programming shortcomings: Hackety Hack, wherein 37signals’ Mark Imbriaco’s 13-year old kid learnt to build a program to roll dice by himself. To quote Hackety Hack’s website:
In this century, you may have dozens of programming languages lurking on your machine. But how to use them?? A fundamental secret! Well, no more. We cannot stand for that. Hackety Hack will not stand to have you in the dark!!
Beautiful, I’m downloading it right now. Good afternoon.