Hello there! How simply fantastic it is to make your acquaintance!
I'm one of those people who thought the Pi seemed like an awesome idea, so I bought one, set up a screen, mouse, keyboard and breadboard, made a mental note to do something with it one day, and then put it to one side. That was about 18 months ago.
Then back in January I ended up with a big chunk of time off work due to an injury, so I bought "Learn Python the Hard Way" and "Practical Electronics for Inventors", some more breadboards, a bunch of packs of miscellaneous components and a label printer. I didn't need the label printer for the raspberry pi, but I've always wanted one.
I am massively impressed by the community of pi users (is there a term for pi people?), and have learned a lot by finding people asking the questions I want to ask, but I thought I'd register and start asking some questions of my own. One day I hope to answer some too. If anyone wants to know how to spell raspberry, or what colour a red LED is, I can help, but other than that I'm afraid I'll probably be asking a lot more than answering.
Its great to be here, and whilst I am somewhat sceptical that anyone reads posts on the welcome thread, a hearty hello to anyone that does, and I hope this is the start of many wonderful friendships.
(Also to the moderator who has to read this to approve my membership, sorry for rambling on)