[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Sun Jul 27 01:20:40 UTC 2014


On 07/26/2014 06:01 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:13 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> Bill, on your list of not so wonderful things in DC, you left off:
>>          Weather
>>                  In the sumer, the DC area is, well, what you’d expect from a hot, humid, fetid swamp.
>>                  In the winter, you can make ice cream outside without rock salt (though there’s plenty of
>>                          salt available on the roads).
> Meh. The weather is always temperate indoors. You ARE a computer guy, right?
>
>
>> Contrary to Bill’s claims, we have nearly as many data centers
>> housing lots of interconnect, content providers, etc. out here,
>> too. We’re also a primary gateway to Asia and the Pacific as
>> well as Australia.
> I wouldn't dream of suggesting that silicon valley lacks for anything
> of interest to computer and networking folks. You even have heavy
> taxation, heavy regulation and a state government ever on the brink of
> financial collapse, all things less prevalent in Northern Virginia.
> Though if you really enjoy those things you can always visit DC or the
> People's Republic of Maryland.
>

Don't forget the hipsters with their skinny jeans. And $1M median 
housing prices.
It's awful out here. We're on the brink of collapse and will be joining 
the ranks of
Mississippi soon, with our main export being deep fried silicon.

Mike


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