I'm doing astronomy at the Sternwarte of the University Bonn (Germany), the research part as well as the computer administration :-)
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I found several computers were idle over the night/weekend and since our PCs are online 24h 7d a week I decide to spend the free time running seti@home. In my opinion the search for extraterrestial life while looking for abnormal radio signals is a great idea. Probably the search parameters are not so good because we do not know anything about the alien technology but I think its worth to try.