Profile: Oliver F.A.

Personal background

Full name: Oliver Fernandez Avellaneda

Nickname: Oli

Date of birth: December 16th, 1976

Birthplace: Barcelona

Nationality: European (from the state of Spain)

Degree: Almost Computer Engineer (June 2002) for the Technical University of Catalonia

Job: Research Assistant for the IESE Business School

Hobbies: I still don´t have enough money for what I´d like to be my hobbies

Car: Peugeot 306 Sedan, also known as USS Alia, NCC-306

Favorite movie: Contact

Favorite TV shows: "Star Trek" and "Ally McBeal"

Favorite music group: The Corrs


"To boldly go where no one has gone before"

"Maybe I´m happy and I don´t know it" - Ally McBeal

"Happiness is a gift but sometimes is also a conquest" - Paulo Cohelo

I´m an european boy living in Spain, finishing my computer engineering degree while I work part time as a research assistant for the IESE Business School. I´m pretty bussy building myself a personal and professional future that I can do less for the human community. Running SETI@home is part of what I can do.

Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I think that people think too much in local and practical things, such as what will they do the next Saturday night or if it will be rainy tomorrow. We, who are lucky to have our most basic needs resolved, should invest some of our time in making the human race go forward, and do things like asking ourselves "Are we alone?". The evident answer is "no", so we can ask us "Who are they?" "Where are?" and "Can we hear of them?". Running SETI@home is part of what we can do to answer that questions. After all, why spend your CPU time rendering a nice ball which is going from one point to another on the screen when you can do something productive?
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