thank you soap. i understand some of the basics and can find my around pretty well. what i am really looking for are text files and even tutorials that deal with the electronics and programming languages that make this thing work. i can search around, but any pointers, like yours, are appreciated.
Shit i found linux's site, which is very fat, and informative. they have a neat tutorial on linux and i can't wait to get it into the vaio i got, just to fuck around and see what's up.