[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.


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