having lurked for a few days, I finally noticed the "introduce yourself..." forum, slow or what! Thought I'd take the opportunity to say hello before posting what will undoubtedly be dumb beginner questions in the darkroom forums.

Although I'm 44 I'm an almost total darkroom novice and find this site an unbelievably deep well of information. It's good to see so many of us out there who are not taking the great leap forward into the d-word. I have enough dealings with computers and peripherals at work without using them in my free time.