I started my working life as a journalist writing for various computer magazines in the UK. I also did a brief stint as a freelance writer for Encounters, Alien Encounters and Uri Geller's Encounters magazines. I now run my own software development agency based in the South of England.
I'm 27 years old and still write occasional freelance pieces - though for fun now rather than profit!
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I do think (and hope) that extraterrestrial life exists. Whilst I used to be somewhat of a sceptic, my research work for the UK publication Alien Encounters several years ago demonstrated that there were so many things we as a species are unaware of.
From a purely technical point of view, I believe the SETI@Home project is a magnificent achievement - both from the organisers point of view AND from all the people who take part. After all, the search for intelligent life should be a global issue that effects all mankind. The more people who are willing to help, even if they lack the relevant skills, the better.
It's almost as if it's one giant science experiment that anyone can take part in - without hidden results, without a 'dollar value' attached, and without the international boundaries that pretty much everything else is limited by.