I have recently picked up a couple books about Java and am starting to learn, just for fun...
I don't think I'll be much help to anybody right away here.. but hopefully I'll get there!
I like forums. They can be helpful. I have been an Ubuntu Forums member for a couple of years now and have used that resource on many occasions. I look forward to spending some time here in the future and get to know some folks around here.
Talk to you all soon!