Ok. have been a member since may and just found this introduction thread.....so now you know that i am kinda of a moron. seriously tho, found this site linked from droid-life when i rooted my droid 1(OG droid for life! =P) just about 2 weeks after i bought it in march 2010. became a member here for alot of reasons...mostly due to the huge knowledge base i saw throughout the site; also for the great attitude this community showed me and all the other newbs i saw posting here... to me there is nothing worse than some ***hole posting a "here let me google that for you" vid and not answering the ? your looking for an answer to. holy frustrating :angry:...i was on another site before joining here and got that from some dbag and all i could think was, " ok. i am rooting my first smart phone, and when i need help, this guy is making a video of him searching for the answer i need (which at the time seemed like movie special affects to me) just to show me what i already know and what he has to prove to everyone on the forum ....that i am a newb and he's the cool guy in the room instead of just saying," heres the sbf file your looking for...dont forget to make a nandroid and enjoy!" i never got that treatment here yet and thats what has kept me coming back. i have seen people post something kinda crappy and immediately get chastised for it and get warned and even gotten crap from non admins which shows the great attitude and this communities ability to almost self police. now we fast forward a year and this is still my home for everything droid. i , since rooting, have flashed just about every rom i can get my hands on. i have tons of times almost thrown my droid at the wall after watching a boot loop for what felt like hours. i have rooted friends droids, inc's, and EVO's and will be doing 2 x's soon as well. i am looking to learn how to develop and make a rom as this once fun hobby has quickly escalated into an obsession. i got off the windows teet years ago and having running ubuntu for quite some time now. i have started playing with the sdk's through eclipse just kinda poking around. if it wasnt for a safe and friendly place like this i dont what i would be doing with my off time so for that i thank you. now that the preverb. ass kissing is done:icon_eek:, i am 31 and like spending time with my wife and 18 month old daughter. i am a devout christian but a "free style" one as i like to describe myself. where as most religious groups love to hate some group of people or another due to THEIR interpretation of the bible, i prefer to love everyone no matter their religion or love interests or any of that crap. i always try to be nice and helpfull to people..... yet at least once a week end up shooting the finger at some masshole for going 55 in the high speed lane so i guess i got some work to do on my anger problems. i swear like a sailor but never take the lords name. i also make a point to never shove religion down someones throat. i already am done with f-ing shoveling as i live in rhode island and i got like 6 ft in my front yard. i love electronics and computers. i have a pretty big video game library ranging from colleco to ps3...no xbox. like my fanboy-ism for droid, playstation is my one true love. ( yup, i am drinking the xbox hateraid) i have 8 systems in all and i lost count of how many games. i watch alot of tv which explains my obesity i guess. more than anything i LOVE to cook...anything and everything. i hate to grill but put me at a stove and i am in heaven. i have been married for 6 years to a chick who not only puts up with my stupidity, but is also a kickass gamer so that a win for me. not much into computer games.....guess i am a console kinda guy. looking forward to the bionic when my upgrade is up in november. currently running jeffv2's newest GB. favorite roms, without naming them all, are (in no particular order) BB, chevy 1, lfy, PE, shadowrom, steel droid when i am feeling alittle bland, metickone, cm anything. i read almost every night....usually steven king. not only is he kinda the local flavor but i starting reading when i was like 12 or so and my kinda warped ma thought he'd be a good start. i love anything android since dumping my ( shading my eyes) alias for my droid. i hate crapple and their elitist garbage that they peddle. :icon_ devil::icon_ devil: also not a big fan of the dancing banana i see all the time but hey, cant please us all. i love movies and am pretty funny when i have a pint or two. i work as a service tech and spend alot of time on the road all over new england. jsu realized hat this must be like 1000 words and i probably lost you somewhere around "ok." so i am gonna wrap it up now. looking forward to making some friends and talking droid shop with you so i will see ya around the forums. ray =P 0.o guess thats it.