bunch of nerds, I was going after girls at 15 :-p I keed I keed, but seriously, I was all up in the p....
Actually I wasn't really into computers much when I was younger. I really didn't get into them until college. I found I had a latent knack for fixing them. Took a job on campus as an installer for the Info Systems repair depart. Basically "I pick things up and put them down." Until I came across my first actual problem then needed fixed. It was a "simple" job to install a new desktop in one of the dorm offices. Connected everything up but no network access. After a couple hours of troubleshooting (bare in mind I knew nothing about the basics of networking), we realized it was nothing I could fix. Finally got TelCo involved and we found it was a bum connection down in the data closet. Based on my troubleshooting steps I used the boss was impressed and moved me to full fledged repair tech. During this time I was messing around a lot with our VMS/VAX system, using Lynx and trying out different things, nothing really hackable, but it was fun to learn it. Eventually I became pretty good and got promoted over to the Info Systems dept to work with the Sys Admin. Got my first taste of major systems work - NT networks, Exchange migration, building a back end program to the computer lab network ID creator and an app to verify users when they call the faculty helpdesk. It was all very cool.
After working as a sys admin for a couple years, I moved into consulting and then finally made the leap to move into InfoSec. The only major difference is that I now focus on security centric solutions. Right now I am interested in malware analysis. I love seeing how it ticks and the techniques used to try and hide it from detection.