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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Discussion
  1. 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!!! :beer:
    Nice to get to know you Methal!:beer:

    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.:clap:
    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.
    Thanks for doing this Methal! Thank you for your service to our country:salute:

    Thanks also for the Great folding effort!:beer: Hope the elves put something nice in your stocking