Profile: shanen

Your personal background.
Making me user of the day apparently was a palliative measure, though I still feel some annoyance at the project. I never got around to dropping out.

The longest contiguous chunk of my so-called career was actually 15 years of support for a major research lab. Amusingly enough, the parent corporation sponsors its own BOINC meta-project and even provides some human and computing hardware resources... I\'m still sort of obliged to provide some support to one of those sub-projects, but mostly I quit supporting it because of unneeded complexities. However, I think I figured out the cause in that case was the peculiar non-scientific priorities...
Your opinions about Rosetta@home
Sort of a joke? When I was participating in the original seti@home project, I also posted a bunch of suggestions, and many of them somehow became features of BOINC. I\'m NOT claiming credit, of course. I didn\'t do any of the actual programming work, and more importantly, in my opinion ALL of my suggestions were in the \"intuitively obvious to the most casual observer\" category. It is conceivable that I called some obvious ideas to the attention of some of the people who did the programming work, but I\'m not interested enough even to dig up the old posts. (Isn\'t usenet dead yet?)
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