I’m going to have to get used to LJ not meaning “LiveJournal,” as it has for me these last 5 years. Interestingly, it’s the evaporation of all my friends’ comments on my other LJ that has me so excited to find this place. I think they’re past their limit on hearing about woodworking every minute they’re around me, or reading my journal. They’re all computer nerds :)
How have I not found this place before?! Actually, I have. I’ve stumbled onto particular discussions many times these past several months while searching for things, but I didn’t realize how awesome this site is until I took a deeper look tonight. It’s like someone reached into my brain and created for me exactly – to the letter, and then some (Firefox toolbar!? INSTALLED!) – the place I’ve been wishing would exist. And they did it years ago. I don’t know much about this Martin guy yet, except that I think he’s my hero.
I should have been in bed 2 hours ago, as I have about 5 projects to work on in the shop starting tomorrow morning, but I’ve just gotten lost in here, filling out my profile, reading through the years of posts, feeling all at once way out of the loop, and as though I’ve finally found home :)
You guys are all really talented. I’m going to have to step up my game, starting right now. I can tell I’m going to be living on this site, when not in the shop, or at my day job. I look forward to getting to know you all more and more.
-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator