Profile: S@NL - Morn Hyland

Personal background
Hello Seti-lovers!

My name is Morn Hyland... Well, not really, but it sure is my nickname, which I am known by at SETI@home. I am a 25 year-old female from the Netherlands. For those of you who don't know where that is, our country is pretty famous here at SETI@home.

Besides SETI, I do have some other interests, but I won't bore you with them, as they have absolutely nothing to do with space, finding life out there, or computers for that matter. In case you are wondering, my biggest hobby is training horses for the race-track, harness-racing in particular. So, to stay focussed on the real issue, let me tell you how I got involved in SETI@home...
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
My father has been running the Seti-client for a couple of years now. I used to see these funny icons at the bottom-right corner of his computer screen, and I always laughed at him when he said he was looking for aliens. But... I was kind of curious what it was about. When I got my new computer in October 2001, I informed with my father, how I could enter this project. Ever since I have been running the commandline client. And I have to say, I am doing pretty well, as I am seventh in my registration class.

As my father (his Seti-name is S@NL-Nick Succorso) was part of the Seti@Netherlands team, I also joined this incredible team, with an amazing looking website (check it out on: I got more and more involved in the team, and I am really enjoying everything about SETI.

I really hope that one day we will find something out there, because I am convinced that space surely is NOT empty. It is hard to imagine that in this enourmous milky way, we would be the only living things... I am just praying that one day it will be my workunit that finds IT!!!

Big kisses and hugs from the Netherlands!
Love, Morn
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