I'm looking into Ruby and more such information. Fast Infoset is still in review and will be discussed in a 4hr meeting tommorow/today. Working w/ Java and serial interfaces for a little project. Then looks like I'll be entering a blinding fun crunch period w/ Symbian.
As far as Ruby goes, I see Ruby and Ruby On Rails as a convient way to express some ideas I want to explore in a web app quickly. I've heard that mod_ruby for apache2 is meager, but I'll give it a chance tommorow night, and see if I can find any REAL reason that it should not be used, besides people in Ruby's IRC channel just bitching.
Also trying to get in touch w/ one of the web monkeys over at Penny-Arcade to see if the other rumor I heard is true, that they are using Ruby for their new site. Rumor here and here.