Profile: Robert

Your personal background.
I currently live in metro Atlanta and have worked for the past 10 years as a government contractor as a software engineer on logistics and maintenance software used by DOD around the U.S. and World. I am 44 yrs old.

I resigned from my job last year and would like to spend the rest of my life contributing to some project that is helping to solve problems for "people" and humanity.

I came across Einstein project a month ago in, I think, a solar newsgroup. I joined it, downloaded BOINC, and have since joined the WC Grid, and Rosetta. I am primarily concentrating on WC Grid projects now. After looking more into the software and perusing the BOINC site I became interested in the volunteers helping to program the BOINC software. The process of programming each project also interests me.

So, I have just downloaded the source code a few minutes ago and will see if I can become familiar with it in order to 'fix' a few bugs. Haven't used C++ in several years so I have to get my development environment up-to-speed.
Your opinions about BOINC message boards
I run BOINC in order to process the files from the projects I am participating in: WC Grid, Einstein, and Rosetta.

I had heard of the SETI project back in 1997 (I think that year is correct) from a friend but I was busy finishing a CS degree so didn't think too much about it. About a month ago I came across the Einstein project and downloaded the software in order to start processing some files. Over the past month I am realizing how all the software works and who is doing the coding. Only in the past week did I realize BOINC was separate from all the projects that are participating. I am still learning about how everything is structured.

I don't have any suggestions yet. After learning more about the project and seeing if I can understand the code I might have some suggestions. I know there are bugs in the system from perusing the bug db but my overall impression of the software is 'very good'. There will always be bugs so a few here and there is no problem. Of course, I did not have that attitude when I first went to work as a programmer but over time my attitude changed. If you think there are no bugs you just haven't looked hard enough or haven't done enough testing.
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