Profile: rusty spike

Personal background
Hi! I live in Southern California and I work as a Lead Help Desk Technician for a large IT services provider. I have always loved computers and the sciences although I would have to be the first to admit that I am far from being an expert in any one area. I am going back to school this year to finish a degree in Computer Science and hold 4 IT certifications. I love to read, particularly technical books and documents related to the computer sciences. My hobbies include collecting comic books, trading cards, and travelling. I am also addicted to of, all things, the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more recently, Smallville. I have the Seti program running off of 6 computers, both at work and at home, but it is only recently that I have gotten serious about crunching data for Seti. Up until 3 weeks ago I had only crunched 3 data units since signing on in February 2001. My goal for Seti is to hit at least 500 data units by the 30th of May.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I have always been fascinated by outer space and the possibility that there might be life on other planets. My imagination was first fired up as a kid when I used to read Isaac Asimov novels and Science Fiction magazines, including Omni. As science and technology advances, Mankind should definitely explore the universe. I don't know what or when we may discover other life forms, and I have to wonder what kind of impression we would make on them if they could see our world and all it's troubles, but it shouldn't stop us or make us afraid to go forward with research.
Why do I run SETI@home? Well, like I said earlier, Space, astronomy and the the Seti Project has fueled my imagination.
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