Profile: Webmaster Yoda

Personal background
Am I a Nerd? A Geek? Who knows. I have more computers than I need and still want more, bigger, better faster ones. I started dabbling with them when 64kB was all you got and I've never looked back.

I always wanted to do something with computers, perhaps as a computer programmer, but didn't quite make it. I have been working as a web designer, hand coding webpages (including that of BOINC@AUSTRALIA, the most successful Australian team - join us!) with a little ASP/VBScript and Javascript thrown in sometimes. That's probably the closest I will ever get to being a programmer :-)

Oh and as none of you would have guessed... I am into sci-fi movies. Most of my favourite TV shows and movies have "Star" in the title somewhere. Star Wars (of course), Star Trek, Stargate, Battle Beyond the Stars, Battlestar Galactica, The Last Starfighter and so on.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Without SETI, BOINC would not exist as it does today. Whether you believe there's life on other planets or not, it pioneered the system we have now, where we can all contribute to many types of science.

I didn't like the Enhanced apps at first (having used optimised apps on the previous version) but am getting used to them now, with the new "Chicken Good" optimised apps.

I have a strong preference for projects that don't use the BOINC benchmarks (no cheating). Obviously SETI fits into that category and with the optimised apps I can do that little bit more.
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