I started with computing at a young age. My uncle (a professor) gave me C and BASIC texts. I read them. Having only school computers, I mostly theorized and scribbled on paper.
Years later my father purchased an IBM Aptiva (~1994), and established dial-up access into the RPI network. Shell and MUDs became my home. The knowledge I would gain from those late night experiments would shape my future.
Fastforward, and today I use my powers to help organizations stay secure in cyberspace. I also enjoy Wrestling, Power Lifting, Soccer, RPGs (not the grenades), Comics, Sci-Fi, Epistomology, and making people laugh.