Profile: Stephen

Personal background

I live in Northern California. I sort of work in a Harley repair shop. I own and ride a 1969 FL with a heinz 57 motor. The heads are '48, jugs, pistons and flywheel are '62 and the cases are 2005. Basket case that took me two years to put together. I don't work in the shop as a mechanic.

I started working with computers in 1981 in one of the warehouses of Tandy Corporation/Radio Shack. I moved to National Quality Control within 3 months and then to Computer Product Engineering. My evaluation reports made possible the TRS80 Model 100 and a few other little platforms. If you remember the 100, you're old.

Now I spend my time patching a couple of websites I built and riding my Panhead. I am also trying to get all my ducks in a row so I can switch over to Linux full time. Been fighting with Microshaft Windoze since 1986. So sick of it.

Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I joined seti@home when I found it because of the first science fiction story I can ever remember reading. It was The Star by Arthur C. Clarke. Nothing to do with religion but I just knew there has to be others out there. To think otherwise is arrogant.

The project will succeed.

Hate to say this but installing and starting the program needs to be easier. Not for me. A number of people I have told about it were interested but became frustrated in trying to set it up and run it. Just a thought.
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