Started learning computers in 1985 on an 8086 Tandy 1000, complete with dual 5.25" floppies and whopping 640kB RAM upgrade. Spent countless hours typing in code from Compute! magazine. Began experimenting with electronics around this time also. While other kids were riding big-wheels and jumping in mud puddles, I was handed the wiring harness from an AMC van with all the lights, buzzers, switches, ignition, etc. Tore apart my first TV at age 9. 286, 386, 486... grew up with all of them. Was teacher's pet in highschool electronics class. Have loved both computers and electronics ever since.
Today I repair industrial electronics full-time and sometimes teach CS/EE part-time at a local college. I like to code in C, Python, and Assembler, and build electronic devices from scratch utilizing PIC microcontrollers in analog, digital, and RF domains.
Some noteworthy projects might include: 24V blink-less dimmable LED lighting, 6-channel mono audio over wideband (companded) RF link, ultralight aviation instrumentation (vario), pump room wi-fi (battery-backed) data logger, Low-bandwidth security-sector 3G M2M cellular modem, etc.