I joined setiQuest two years ago today (April 20th 2010). It has been a wild ride and I've met a number of wonderful people. To celebrate my 2 year anniversary I'm going to look back at my setiQuest accomplishments, failures, and hope for the future.
I hadn't realized that we had both joined the quest within a few days of each other, I came in on the 29th. I only wish that I could point to as much positive input as you have been able to supply. I have often regretted that my machine wasn't able to run Baudline, and I have had to spend a large part of my time reinventing the facilities that you have had on tap.
Regarding what you refer to as your failures - I think not, the failures have been on the part of the imagination of the Seti Institute in not recognizing what an asset they had in a Citizen Scientist such as yourself. Their definition of a Citizen Scientist appears to be someone who is happy staring at waterfall plots for hours on end, not someone who know what a Fourier Transform actually represents.
I would like to say, for my own part that your effort has not been in vain, I have enjoyed reading your contributions - long may they continue, however I do have my doubts at the longevity of the Quest, which appears to be dying on its feet.
Best wishes & regards
You could run baudline with a Linux live-CD or via some VM software on Windows.
I understand what you are saying but I can only blame myself for my failures. My demonstrations and presentations were just not persuasive enough. I need to put on my thinking cap and try again. Like I mentioned in the new data collection thread, it is our job to convince the SETI Institute that such endeavors are beneficial and will help its mission.