|Currently, I'm a Strategic Support Engineer|
for Sun Microsystems in the Netherlands.
I live in Almere-Haven ( Haven means harbour )
in my brand-new apartment with a great view across a lake
and (from the balcony) up at the stars as well.
I got in my job by being nuts about computers, my main hobby,
ever since I got my first one at age 13.
Apart from that I like sailing, reading science-fiction novels
and occasionaly I go out for a short trip on my bike.
I also like listening to music, preferably anything with good
guitar-playing. I dabble in playing the guitar myself, now and then,
but so far it's been nothing serious.
My field of study was physics, where I first learnt
about number-crunching with computers.
Although I never got my degree, I still try to stay
up-to-date on current developments in physics and astronomy.
My main interest at work is in clustered systems, so from
that point of view , Seti@Home is VERY interesting to me !
Depending on definition, you could consider the project
to be the largest cluster in the world !
|Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home|
|Ever since I first thought about it, I've been convinced |
we humans are not the only intelligent life in this universe.
Thinking we are is just too arrogant in my book, there must
be other ways of living , out there ...
One of my favorite movie quotes ( from "Contact" )
"If we were alone in the universe,
that'd be an awful waste of space !"
So when I first heard about Seti@Home , I just had to be
involved as much as I could. I just missed the first public beta,
but ever since Seti@Home went public, I've been contributing.
Just think about if we actually find something.
We definitely should try to find a way to communicate
if we discover other life-forms.
Think of what we could learn, about them,
ourselves , ways of traveling in space, of living,
new discoveries in science ?
That chance would be a tough one to miss so
that's why I believe in Seti@Home and will keep contributing.
Just keep watching the skies, guys !
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