[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Sun Jul 27 01:01:19 UTC 2014

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.

Bill Herrin

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