Hi, I'm a newbie!
I am new to Linux. I have tried to use it before several times, but I haven't had any luck getting it to work with the internet. I did get Linux to install a couple of times under different versions. But without the internet it is sort of like a toilet with no sewer. Currently I am about to buy a laptop with Ubuntu dual booted with Windows 7 (in case I get too confused about Ubuntu and / or I just want to work with something I can understand.) I am having someone who knows what he is doing to install it this time. I can't wait to have the internet on Linux.
I have taken some computer classes in college. I know a little Pascal, rpg, cobal, Fortran, basic (including visual basic), html, assembly, and java. All of them are way to basic in what I know to do anything much, but hopefully it will give me a little foundation to expand on.
I am trying to write some programs. I want to use open source to learn how to program better. I have a dream of making tools for a role playing game (like D&D) that I used to play when I was younger (when I was about 12 -- I am now 45). It would have tools to create characters, monsters, and maps etc. I would like it to be free, and have people submit monsters, characters and maps that they create for the project.
Another idea I have is writing a site that is like YouTube, but for authors. If you download a book and like it, you can rate it. Books that get downloaded the most with the best reviews, would be more popular so like youtube the will get read more (including going viral). If you want to paper back or hard back copy of the book you can order them in an online store. Maybe you could sell things like personalized books, cups and t-shirts etc.
Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself some so I can get to know you all.
Talk to you later,
Gary Gustafson Jr.