There comes a time in every geek's life that makes me proud. The day they pick up their first soldering iron. The reasons vary, such as you broke your USB port on your cell phone and need to replace it.
Now if you haven't already learned to solder, Hack-a-day also has an
introduction to soldering. There is RoHS (environmentally
friendly friendlier) compliant solder too if you weren't aware of that.