Been running SETI since 1998, though I lost about 2 years worth when the e-mail address I was registered under no longer existed after 2000. Served 20 years in the US Air Force, retiring in 1998. Presently self-employed as a computer & technology consultant working out of my home in the nations oldest city of St. Augustine, Florida. I consider my business to be more of a hobby, where I get "paid to play". My other local business colleagues/competitors are hoping I never hit the state lotto, as the first thing I would do is take out billboard advertisements for free consulting, network installation and repairs. I absolutely love technology and just can't seem to get enough of it. So the only reason I charge people for my services is because food isn't free, and I've got to eat too. But even then, the 2nd thing I plan to do (should I hit the lotto) is to replace every single computer at SETI with the newest, fastest and most powerful machines available, as well as purchase as much time on the Arecibo as the SETI folks can possibly stand.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
As big as this universe is, you can't convince me we on earth are the only life out there. Sooner or later, we'll find intelligent life. It's already obvious there isn't any on this planet.