My name is Paul Daly. I was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1978 and I lived in Leixlip, Co. Kildare for most of my life. Just before christmas 2006, I up'd and moved all the way over to an little village called Longwood in Co. Meath.
For those that may not be from around here, Meath is the historical centre of Ireland, home to places such as the Hill of Tara, which is the traditional seat of the high kings of Ireland. It is also where you will find Megalithic tomb Newgrage - a structure that is older than the great Pyramids of Egypt.
Back to the boring stuff now! I am currently working as a software engineer for an Irish bank. I mainly work on UNIX based Oracle systems including Oracle Express (OLAP) and Data Warehouse. I also dabble in some Java, VB and a few other bit and pieces!
As well as computers and general technology, I am also interested in music, Gaelic football and (occasionally!) soccer.
After crunching solo for some time I decided to join a team. After looking around for a while I decided that BOINC Synergy was the team for me. I joined up early in 2005 and never looked back. As well as some of the best BOINC stats, signatures etc out there, we have a very active, friendly and helpful membership from all over the world.
Check out BOINC Synergy and drop by our forums to say hi!
Wanna join BOINC Synergy at SETI? Just click here and press the Join button. Couldnt be easier!! You know you want to.. .you know it... join us! ;)
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I run SETI because I think it is a very worth while project. To think that we may actually find eveidence that intelligent life exists or once existed somewhere other than earth, is a prospect that I find very exciting. (that is if you include earth! :D )
Some say that we dont have the right tools to do the job. Some say we are not looking in enough parts of the sky. Others say that ET would potentially be so far beyond us that our technology could not detect them even if they were transmitting all around us. I say we still have to look. Even if we detect nothing, it is still worth maintaining the search. As our tools and our technology get better and more advanced, our methods will change and we will find new and better ways of searching for that big signal. Eventully it will happen!
I like the BOINC platform because it allows the users to take part in multiple projects without having to run a whole lot of different applications. Just install the client, enter a URL and account and BOINC takes care of the rest!