|I liveI live in North Carolina, on the east coast of the United States. I\\'m 51 years old. I might be considered a \\"jack of all trades\\", since I have been a professional automotive mechanic, electronic repair technician, and machinist, plus I have also been involved in many aspects of textile manufacturing, from narrow fabric weaving to supervisory and plant maintenance positions. |
I am a licensed radio amateur (ham radio operator) callsign KF4DCF, a certified scuba diver, and I also enjoy camping and fishing, and until a short while ago (when someone broke into my house and stole my telescope) I was an avid amateur astronomer. Even now I love to get outside even on the coldest nights to watch meteor showers.
I also enjoy working with computers. I love taking old unwanted computers and giving them new life. I worked with a local "freenet" a few years ago as the "Helpdesk" and they rewarded me by giving me several truckloads of older computer systems that were donated to them but they couldn't use. I repaired them and set up educational and game computers for kids. I had a few with network cards that I set up at home as terminals into my main computer. I would run a networked multiplayer text adventure game and would get a bunch of kids together playing it. I had a few of them that had reading problems and this was a way for them to practice their reading while they all had fun playing a fun game with other kids.
I just wish, now that I'm involved with SETI, that all those computers hadn't been 88's and 286's. Imagine what a "farm" I could have set up with three truckloads of crunchers!
|Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home|
|I have always wanted to talk to little green men! Haha.|
Seriously, I\\'ve always wondered that since there are so many stars in the universe, are we the only intelligent life around any of those stars. I have been a follower of seti since my earliest childhood. Now I have the possibility to actually contribute something to the search.
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