Profile: emeraldsky

Personal background
Hello, there. Nice to meet you. My name is Krystal. I am a 30-year-old wife, and mom to two amazing little boys. We reside in the very awesome state of Arizona in the USA. By day, I process insurance paper claims for my company's clients and their members. By night... well... here I am, aren't I? Enough said.

There's nothing really that interesting to say about myself other than I am a little eccentric, and have never been able to outgrow my fascination with the mysterious, the supernatural and the unexplained. Although the practical side of me is constantly trying to convince myself that it would be silly to believe in the existence of intelligent, extraterrestrial life, the other side of me has always hoped one day we would find it. And if dedicating my CPU to this cause helps us get any closer to the answer, then I am on board.

Well aside from this very new and interesting little hobby here at SETI@home, I am also looking into starting a blog where I write about the things that interest me in the realm of ancient architecture, ancient mysteries and mysteries of the universe. If I ever get that up and running maybe I'll link the page here. Other than that, the rest of my hobbies and interests are rather unexciting and include gaming, writing, reading and art.

That's about it
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
It looks like SETI@home has been around for a little while now, but I honestly had no idea something like this existed until I heard about it one day on some documentary I was listening to at work. Of course as soon as I got home that very day the first thing I did was sign up here. As previously stated in my background description, I have always held a very deep interest for this sort of subject matter. What I didn't state was how often I would fantasize about actually playing a part in the process. And now I can. To be able to contribute to the research... it's just... Awesome. Amazing. A dream come true.

Woah, I think I better dial it back. I sound way too enthusiastic right now.

But on a different note, I think SETI had such a good idea coming up with this system where millions of computers around the world can help compute all this copious amounts of data. This is probably the largest computing system in the world now because it basically is the world. It's totally fascinating and it'll only speed up the process. So bravo, SETI. And thank you for letting us all be a part of this wonderful journey. I cannot wait to see where it takes us!
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