As promised, I created a list of resources/tools for newbies recommended in the c4l listserv last week. The wiki page is linked from C4L main wiki page:
Feel free to add/edit the items in this page. I tried to get all responses in but if I missed anything let me know or go ahead and add missing items.
(note. The list is a bit of mess right now, but I shall clean it up in a short while. )
But I wanted to say Big Thanks to everyone who took time to send in his/her recommendation!