Grew up with things like Space Quest, Day of the Tentacle and all the id games starting with Doom and Heretic; after Shiny's Sacrifice I got hooked on CRPGs with KotOR, NWN and Morrowind. My all-time favourite is Dragon Age: Origins.
Favourite text-based adventures: C++, Z80/x86 assembly, IDA.
Profile picture sourced from the Wookieepedia (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Gizka).
Interest areas: bulk image processing, OCR, databases, crypto, randomness, bytecode systems (compiler, interpreter/VM), simple and highly efficient data structures/algorithms
Strange fondness: FoxPro/VFP