My father in law got me into photography in 2001. My first camera was a 2.1mp Fuji with a 6x zoom! Loved that little camera and the colors it put out. Sold that one and got the Fuji s602 which I used for a couple years and learned a lot. Next up was the Olympus E-10 (first semi SLR type...fixed lens but it had a pentaprism) Then it was off to Nikon with the D70 and D300.
From tutorials, to inspiration, information and technique...here they are.
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html many many hours spent reading here
On equipment and reviews
http://www.dpreview.com/ these guys have extensive camera/lens specific forums.
Camera model specific/forums
On post processing techniques/photoshop actions etc
I'll update this as I scour though my old bookmarks.