Here we are. So I'm a 31 yo rock guitar player and taekwon-do fellow that in its "spare" time work as security consultant in Spike Reply in Milan, Italy.
I started my career as (so called) hacker in the old days of 2.0.36 family linux kernel. I started practising with C, from a BASIC (C64) and Pascal (during studies) world. Few hacks reading Stevens works about TCP/IP protocols suite and then the meets with the security with the bible about buffer overflow, the AlephOne document that we all read and got enlightened by.
Then I started coding a LKM who became my thesis work. AngeL was a module trying to prevent an host to start attacks to other party connected to the Net and also prevents users from performing local privileges escalation.