Just a curious engineer specializing in Nuclear, Cryogenics, Compression and control system, doing my little bit to find our neighbors in the galactic sea.
I have traveled to every continent and to over 50 countries. I have personally driven to every state in the United States, my home country, except North Dakota; one day perhaps.
I am a private pilot through multi-engine sea and turbojet. I used to fly my cousin and buddies to go hunting in Canada and for years was the charter pilot for the local amateur airport. Have done much less flying after the changed rules and greatly increased costs making it too much of a hassle to do more than sightsee.
I hold a number of degrees, having been somewhat of a professional student as I worked. These varied from Equine reproduction to sports medicine to computer science. I finally settled, with the help of the company I worked for, on Nuclear Physics; while I hold two PHD's, please do not call me Dr. Radjin.
My hobbies run from horseback riding to computers; always taking the long route to explore and rarely ever taking the same way twice. My interest seems to be ever more focused on my home which is way to big but what would I do with myself in a small place; I tend to like everything orderly. I added a game room, library and theater; not sure what will be next.
I have ran SETI@Home since 2000 through a number of computers, however I now run it on my little Mac Mini which serves as my media, file, backup, photo and web server, on a small media server I set up for my parents and on my iMac when I happen to be using it.
A nice evening to me is one under the stars as California is just perfect for such, or if at the Vancouver Island estate, usually clouded over, reading a good book by the fire in the library.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I run the app for enjoyment and as said a few time it's fun to watch my stats climb against others in the group. I know I should have much more in the way of credits but maybe my absence for a few years found them to be lost.
Being a numbers creature; I am quite sure of life out there; the problem is scale. The likelihood of us finding another radio transmitting race in our current search is thousands maybe millions of times less likely than an ant on one side of the world learning about another ant on the other. Still, it's fun to try and there are a multitude of less worthy causes to spend computer cycles on.
Anything they can do to make the application more efficient is welcomed.