Starting way too many years ago, I first discovered code on a BBC Electron and later on the Tandy TRS80. From there, I graduated to Fortran, Pascal and some COBOL before discovering the joys of the internet.
Why? Because it's fun - and in code, there are no boundaries. Especially in open source, you can develop amazing things with untold depths of help available - from copy and paste code to specific help.
Exploring on my Harley Davidson
Acappella church singing
Staying ahead of the vegetation that constantly tries to overtake the back yard.
Learning the Texas art of smoking just about anything.