in reply to Perl Exercises: For Beginners

Re: Other technologies with Perl
Perl Puzzles
L-99: Ninety-Nine Lisp Problems
Running a Perl Quiz Night
Recommended Reading
Re: Real Life Perl Exercises
Rosetta Code
Greplin Programming Challenge
H-99: Ninety-Nine Haskell Problems
Code Golf
In addition to all of the above that applies to beginners, start writing file-listers :) Say, write a program that lists all the files in your home directory, sorted by date, sorted by size, grouped by file-extension ... oh look, search a group of directories for movie files, of at least 1mb, sorted by date ... things like that