I'd like to start out by saying that I love this site, and although I only joined a few weeks ago, I've learned a lot already!
I'm 15 years old, 16 very very soon, and have been interested in computers since I was about 7 or 8 years old. I started HTML when I was 12, C++ when I was 13, and Python just this year. I quit C++ because it really confused me, but Python and it's beautiful syntax was a godsend. I consider myself to be a high-beginner in the language. I'm thinking about going back to C++ asap because it's important for hacking, and also for game design. I know basic UNIX and Mac, and am pretty experienced with Windows. I'm also pretty decent with hardware such as installation, repair, etc.
Outside of the tech world, I like to play video games (CoDMW2 is the best
); sports such as volleyball, basketball, and soccer; jiu-jitsu and MMA (one of my favorite things in the world next to computers), and skiing.
In the future, after high school, I want to attend UC Berkeley and major in Computer Science. I want to be a software engineer, or get into game development. I really want to keep hacking as a hobby.
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."