Global Soloist Rank: #2
Global Soloist Score: 3620
|Location:||Chicago, IL (UTC -5)|
Nearly five years a folder!
It's been so long that I can't recall exactly where I heard about the game. It was probably after the splash over the successful solution of the Mason-Pfizer Monkey Virus (M-PMV) back in 2011. (If so, it took the seed a while to sprout....)
As a retired software engineer, one of the big hooks for me was the discovery that parts of the game could be scripted using the Lua programming language. More than a few players have a similar background, and some Foldit "recipes" run to thousands of lines of Lua code. Techie nirvana?
I joined Beta Folders at the invitation of the group's founder smilingone about a year after starting the game. Despite being a relatively small group, we've been able to rise to #1, overcoming the fearsome juggernaut that is Anthropic Dreams. Beta Folder retiredmichael led the charge, maintaining an iron grip on the #1 solo position for a year or more.
Lately, retiredmichael has stepped back a bit, being busy having what is known as "a life". I was able to fill in the void, briefly rising to #1 soloist and #1 evolver in late 2016. Sadly, my rankings soon slipped, but I've been able to hang on at #2 on both boards for much of 2017.
Competitive aspects of the game aside, I've been busy updating the Foldit wiki and helping to dust a few spots on the fold.it website. I've recently had the honor of being appointed a Foldit moderator, with the privilege of taking on those lawless school groups who sometimes take over global chat.
I'm looking forward to the new Foldit challenges that seem to be just around the corner! (Oh my, a second exclamation point!)
|Hobbies:||playing Foldit, working on the Foldit wiki (there may be a problem here)|
|Category||Solo Rank||Evo Rank|