A long time ago, I was introduced to IRC and I realized after a while that there were some weird "people" on there responding to messages like !weather and instantaneously sent back the current weather condition for example. I couldn't care less what the weather was right now, but wow was I impressed when I understood that this all was automated and that the person was not actually a person but a bot. Automating things really spoke to me, and off I was to create my very first little IRC-bot (which got hacked a few days later and people got really mad). I really enjoyed seeing how I could use a bit of logic and effort to automate repetitive or boring tasks.
When I'm not working I like to spend time with my daughter, watch a good movie with my wife, or working on the next hit on App Store.