I had a crazy idea last Thursday, and I reached for Perl.
I found a custom CPAN distribution for a web service I wanted to use and added a very small piece of code using WWW::Mechanize to scrape the rest from another website.
I wrapped this all in a slightly modified design from Open Source Web Design and the silly little project has gone from "Hey, how would that work?" into something I can show my friends and family to explain just what I do.
I'm a better programmer than I was a decade ago certainly (some of my design decisions made a lot of code I'd have had to write then completely unnecessary now), but the tools and code available now are amazing.
David A. Wheeler's SLOCCount says I have ~250 lines of Perl 5 in this, and I could cut that down a bit further. This is truly a great time to be a programmer, especially in a community like the Perl community.