I will never again work for any company anywhere in the world with any presence in Silicon Valley and its jackass inhabitants. I am now a supercomputer system administrator working in the field of digital medicine. It's good to do something useful for others, rather than spend my time in a large safe writing code that will only be of value when some fool politician clicks the button and ends the world as we know it.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Having already been dead once, I know there is intelligent, sentient and advanced life outside this planet. For the same reason, I know we can return to this plane as many times as we want, but I now know it's stupid to want to return to this planet. SETI is an interesting project, but I just don't think we will get any signals of the type it is looking for. The odds any civilization has achieved the technology to be able to transmit a signal, and be stupid enough to point it at our neighborhood, is so infinitesimal as to be non-existent.