I took black/white photography in college, back when everything was 35mm. Oh how I wish that I had seen this tutorial back then! I've gone digital and because the 35mm and my plethora of lenses and other gear were just taking up space, I sold it! Now I'm kicking myself, because this seems like so much fun!
By the way, I also saw, on the caffenol link, that one guy uses vinegar and water instead of the fixer.
I wonder how much that pawn shop would charge me for my gear back?