Hi, I'm a cellular communications engineer and live in London. I work in the European cellular communications industry.
Other than watching the sky from time to time on my telescope and supporting the English national Football team both home and away, I am an aspiring skydiver with the USPA, a PADI Rescue Diver and an improving underwater photographer. I also have a life-long passion for American 4x4 Pick-up trucks and have a heavily modified 2001 2nd generation Dodge RAM 3500 1-ton truck with a 5.9L straight 6, 24v Cummins Turbocharged Diesel, which has been all over the continental USA and Canada and now most of Europe and Scandinavia too, with almost 200,000 miles (320,000kms) on the odometer.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
The law of averages suggests it won't be a metter of "if" but "when". Any form of contact with an extraterrestrial being will initially be a cautious affair, to ensure that the wrong impression is neither given nor received nor misinterpreted without compromising the situation.
I run SETI@home, because it's good to be part of a wider collaborative effort to promote humanity both inside and beyond our galaxy. I am a longtime user of a planetarium application called Redshift. When I get my data units for processing, I can then gain a visual appreciation of the source of these radio signals being received at Arecibo Radio Observatory.
I recommend this great planetarium application to all SETI@home users.