[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins

Jack Bates jbates at paradoxnetworks.net
Sun Jul 27 19:04:31 UTC 2014


On 7/27/2014 12:41 PM, Matthew Petach wrote:
> You wouldn't like it here in the Bay Area. It's horrible, there's 
> pollution all the time, the traffic is terrible, there's no reasonable 
> public transportation, there's no late-night eateries for when you 
> finish that maintenance window at 2am. You definitely don't want to 
> live here. :D 

Well, definitely not. I'll stick to my ranch in rural Oklahoma. Since I 
was young, I've always wanted to have a high speed connection to a house 
in the middle of nowhere. Originally, I liked the mountain ranges my 
great grandmother used to live on. These days, I'm happy with my crop 
fields and trees, even if it is a bit flat. Turns out, it's easier to 
bury fiber when you don't have to go through a mountain. :)

I know I'm not alone in my duality; the need to balance my geek and my 
need for nature. It generally does hurt the ability to drive into an 
office daily, though. Then again, it's over a mile as the crow flies to 
my nearest neighbor. Still working on a good wireless repeater system to 
get me from the house to a good resting place in the forest. Trees and 
wifi not friendly. lol

Jack


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