Resources - Computing

The following is a list of useful resources. The idea here is that I can easily find them by using this site when I'm not on my own machine. So in other words a lot of the information on this site is for my benefit - not necessarily anyone else's !
Gentoo Linux This is the Linux distribution I currently use. The concept is that you download the latest sources for absolutely everything and compile it sepcifically for your machine. So it can take advantage of the exact hardware (esp processor) you have - which makes it faster and leaner than getting an off the shelf solution. All of this is pretty much handled for you but there is some amount of initial configuration to do which means this is not for the newbie!