It seems the Debian Squeeze image for the Raspi uses a British keyboard layout by default. Not surprising and easily fixed by editing /etc/default/keyboard and changing the line XKBLAYOUT=”gb” to XKBLAYOUT=”us". While you're at it you might as well run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata" to fix your time zone too. I've also found other some weirdness here and there. There are two entries in /etc/passwd for the user "pi" but only one in /etc/shadow. I've disabled the user for now but I really should delete it. There is also a sudoer entry for "suse" which doesn't even exist in /etc/passwd. Probably someone copied sudoers over from a suse box? But why would anyone do that? It's odd but that's what jumping on early is all about. Lots to fix and lots to learn.