Grew up around my 3 brothers, fending for myself for the most part. I was a lot to handle for my parents, but learned a lot of good lessons the hard way. This gave me street smarts very early on in life.
On the other hand I had been exposed to computers at an early age and took to it quickly. I think I wrote my first program when I was 11 years old. Programming was a constant right into my professional career.
I picked up a guitar at around age 10 and taught myself how to play every single song in an Eagles tab book. Ever since I've been heavily influenced by music, having played in numerous punk rock, pop rock, and cover bands, and more recently DJing and producing deep/tech house. I can listen and appreciate just about any genre of music out there, even country.