Hey, I'm John. I'm currently 18 years old, and am fairly new to this awesome new world. I live in California, USA, and LOVE this new toy.
I was introduced to Raspberry Pi by a friend of mine (thanks Josh), and got one about 6 months ago. Because my friend and I had no funding whatsoever, we could only play around with software stuff, and dream of the quadrocopters we'd make. My biggest, project I've done is a permanent file server residing in my room (includes torrent, samba server, and ftp server). Thank you forums for providing that information.
My only experience with computers and electronics has been mostly with Apple. I have taken courses in Basic Java, and currently learning more in UNIX and Python.
Once money starts rolling in, I hope to make that quadrocopter dream come true. I have no idea what I'm doing, so hopefully I can find some easier hardware related projects to do beforehand so I don't break something.
Other hobbies include knife throwing, card tricks, some gaming (can't do much with a Macbook 2007, Pi, and a nest of cables in my closet), and cruisin around in my '98 Corolla. With no A/C, broken window motors, broken power locks, and a missing hubcap, I'm certainly living the high life
I hope to earn a degree in Computer Engineering in the future. I don't know exactly what kind of career I'd like, but I DO know that it's going to involve computers. Preferably building them.
Hope to cross paths in forums sometime soon!