Overclockers Folding@Home Team Spotlight #89

Our Overclockers.com Folding@Home Team has been running member spotlights for quite some time – this is the 89th feature in our series of Folding Spotlights!

Dfonda: Thanks for the Interview , When did you join the Team?
Methal: August 7th 2008. EOC stats.

D: If there was something recent that you did that you wanted your fellow team members to know about, what would it be?
M: I joined the Army. Going to BCT late Oct. Going to be infantry.

D: You do not have to give specifics (address), but what Part of the world do you live in, and if you don’t mind telling, what town?
M:
I live in Lehi, UT. It used to be little town 20 miles south of Salt Lake City.

D: How did you initially hear about F@H?
M:
Had a cousin folding back in the early days. 2001-2002ish.

D: After starting, why do you continue to Fold?
M:
Don’t know. I leave my computers on all the time, thought I’d put them to good use when I’m not using them. Now its somewhat of an unhealthy obsession.

D: What do you do for a living?
M:
Almost anything, except prostitution(Smiling). I own my own small business. Pearson Computers. I do on site computer repair. I also work at Nelson Refining Systems as a blast furnace operator. (silver refiner.) This fall I’ll be working for the US Army.

D: What do you do for fun?
M:
My wife. Oh you mean non-sexual? In that case, studying particle and solid state physics. Particularly string physics. Building things, breaking things, shooting things, catching things. Just normal geek stuff.

D: Is there anything special you do in your spare time that you really enjoy?
M:
I assume you mean something other than the fore mentioned list. I do enjoy the occasional chick flick featuring the talents of Matthew McConaughey…yeah totally kidding, he needs to get hit by a rusty bus. I enjoy learning more than anything.

D: Time to spill your guts. What are the stats of your main folding rig? Why is it your fave? What do you use the rig for?
M:
i7 920 d0, 6 gigs 1600, 4 150gig raptor HHD in raid 0, gtx 285. Its my favorite because…well, because its got little blue lights on it, and a nice screen. I unfortunately don’t get to use it much, at least not since my wife discovered on line coupons. Saves us like 500 bucks a month, but shes on there more than I was when I played world of crapcraft. The computer I use most of the time is my q6600 with a couple unmatched 1 giggers, and a junk video card I baked back to life. still it folds (Grinning)

D: Do you have a Borg-Farm(Group of computers)? If so, how many computers, and what are they? (CPU, RAM)
M:
I used to. Now I just have these two.

D: How do monitor your farm?
M:
I don’t. Well… I check it every once in a while. But mostly I just let it run.

D: What are your future goals?  What do you most want to accomplish with your life?
M:
PHD in physics. Medal of Honor. Not sure… just to make a difference. Don’t want to be forgotten the day after I die.

D: A few Pics of your Farm, Hobbies, even you! Etc.



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7 Comments:

Jolly-Swagman's Avatar
Great Spotlight Interview Dfonda,

Great to know more about you Methal, and glad to have you on our Team,
Fold On !
dfonda's Avatar
Thanks for doing this Methal! Thank you for your service to our country

Thanks also for the Great folding effort! Hope the elves put something nice in your stocking
I.M.O.G.'s Avatar
Nice interview, thanks Methal. Always good to see more team articles on the frontpage.
Jmtyra's Avatar
This is cool! It's nice to meet our fellow folding team members.
I think SFU should be the next interviewee.
Sleepy_Steve's Avatar
LOL, nice to see the spotlight interviews still going on. Good interview.

I remember my folding spotlight interview ages ago.... I don't think they were going on the front page back then though.
deadlysyn's Avatar
Nice to get to know you Methal!

The Spotlights on the front page is something we had just started a little while back. Not only does it help us get to know our fellow Folders a little better, but it also helps bring a little bit of attention to our small team. I actually wonder how many people have joined Team 32 because of an article they have read on the front page.
harlam357's Avatar
Read this a couple days ago... forgot to post something...

Great work Dave and nice to know more about you Methal! Thanks for serving our country!!!
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