Profile: s@nl - alfarider

Personal background
I live in Purmerend, The Netherlands. Purmerend is a city near Amsterdam and I live here for about 33 years. At the age of 35 I'm currently working for a company in Amsterdam that delivers the IT-services for the three merged exchanges of Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.

One of the things I am very busy with as a hobby, is (how original! ;-)) computing. Starting with the Commodore 64 through to a Philips P2000 to Intel-based systems, I currently own a DELL PIV 1,7Ghz. I know, there is always better, faster en bigger, but hey... I also have two children to support.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
A few years ago I started with SETI@home. Those days I had a very slow computer, so I didn't do very much. A colleague of mine told me he was member of SETI@Netherlands and I decided to join again. So I did... Currently I'm running SETI@home at work and at home!

I don't know for sure that extraterrestrial life exists, but that should be something. I can not imagine that we are alone!!!!! Although I'm a little bit scared about what may cross our path, I am wondering what kind of life there could exist, and how advanced it is.
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