Profile: David S. Watts

Personal background
My name is David Stephen Watts. I was born in Blackpool, England, but grew up in Los Angeles, California, and am a naturalized United States Citizen.

Louise Charlene Watts is my wife; Katherine McDonnell is my daughter; and my 3 grandchildren are George Joseph, Sarah Louise, and David Stephen Sawyer.

I am semi-retired and live in the city of Waterville, Ohio, U.S.A. on the Maumee River about 20 mile upstream from Toledo, Ohio.

I have been a dishwasher, sales clerk, U.S. Army heavy mortar platoon staff sergeant, food portion packaging quality control manager, food distribution mainframe computer programmer/analyst, and adult day care nurse aid and activity assistant.

I am now the Sexton of my St. Paul's Episcopal Parish in Maume, Ohio, U.S.A.

I enjoy family, computers, cruiser bike riding, aviation, outer space, and science fiction.

I am a member of the Episcopal Church, the Planetary Society, and the American Legion.

I support the A.C.L.U., Food For The Poor, American Red Cross, Commemorative Air Force, and Yankee Air Museum.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I am pleased to be a part of the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence and medical research projects of the World Community Grid with my constantly running 8 old PC's which are running 34 research tasks at a time.

My old PC's are well re-purposed. One was my past primary dual core laptop. Two are repaired broken dual core laptops from my grandchildren. Another was a dual core business work station. Three are old business dual thread quad core work stations. One is an ancient Pentium 6 kept to run older software. Now their primary purpose is scientific research. I keep their Windows and Linux operating systems updated for that purpose. Of course, I intervene with my own personal use while they are doing research. I encourage others to re-purpose old hardware rather than throwing it away.

How wonderful and enriching it will be, to one day talk to other totally foreign beings. To share our thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Adding them to those we love. Knowing that my fellow SETI members and I helped to find them. How pleasing to feel that I have helped even in such a small way to find cures for diseases that ravage our world.
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