Greetings, earthlings! I'm a musician, space enthusiast, and Chief Technology Officer of NOVA Research Company. I'm nearing my fourth decade on this planet and currently live in the most beautiful, diverse, and tolerant city I've found so far in this solar system: San Francisco, CA. I've been volunteering my computers and those I administer to the SETI@Home project since the beginning, and feel confident that we will discover some irrefutable extra-terrestrial communication in my lifetime. Because Carl Sagan was simply too brilliant and pragmatic to be wrong on this one...!