Well.. I'm a currently 41 year old bloke from The Netherlands.. Born and raised in a semi-insignificant little town near the Belgian border and close enough to Germany to go shopping there..
My main interests are movie watching - i try to keep a movie a week average.. Sometimes go far above that, sometimes below. Other interests include the Universe - Earth is just too small.. Once i learned to know many people from many ends of Earth, it became too small.
The perspective is great. I like that. Have been to the US a couple times and quite like it there.. Quite different from Europe at least.
At the moment i spend most of my time at work as a software engineer -- and the rest of the time i have off on the web
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I do think there is life out in the universe.. Simply must be.. Even with the chances of life on Earth only existing due to so many factors... There are a zillion planets out there. And day by day more is found out about them and we know it isn't -that- hard for life to grow somewhere.
I do think getting in contact with them is hard.. If not impossible during -our- lifetimes.. But what isn't started today, won't ever be there tomorrow.. Science grows by the day and i consider myself lucky to live in these early years where every step taken is a big one.
We should send out a beacon. Definately should.. something to be heard by.. Something that clearly is artificial and includes some form of information on Earth and where Earth is..
I'm running SETI because i feel it's important.. One small step, one small grain of steps on the hot plate.. To grow universally.