My name's Laurence, but everyone calls me Loz for short. I'm a Systems Administrator on Northampton, England, for a company called Gazelle Informatics. So far i'm still a trainee, but i'm catching on fast and should get a raise soon!
When i'm not at work, i'm normally doing one of two things: Drumming or Skateboarding.
I've been playing the drums for about three years now, and i'm still improving! I'm in a band called Serotone (www.serotone.co.uk!!!). We play gigs all over the place, and playing on a stage to a crowd has got to be one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life - i just cant describe how food it feels!
Skateboarding is kind of a half-hobby for me, i mostly use my skateboard to get to places cos i'm always running late! I can pull off some tricks, but not very many, and not consistently either! Still, most of my friends skate, and most of them are _very_ good, so i can enjoy watching them and learning from them!
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
SETI@home has got to be one of the better uses for the internet i've seen so far. It's good because it involves anyone who takes an active interest! Even though it takes my laptop about eighty hours to complete a work unit, i still feel as if i'm contributing to the advancement of the human race!
Many people say that the evolution of human consiousness was a pure fluke, and that the chances of the same happening on another world are infinitessimal. This may be true, but when you consider how many thousands of millions of planets exist in our galaxy alone, it's hard not to believe that at least one of those planets (not including ours) might hold some kind of intelligent life....
I'm afraid the people who think we're alone in the universe are small minded fools.