[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins

Matthew Petach mpetach at netflight.com
Sun Jul 27 22:04:31 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 12:20 PM, Kenneth M. Chipps Ph.D. <chipps at chipps.com
> wrote:

> Use this:
> http://www.dentonrc.com/local-news/local-news-headlines/20140512-drone-offers-wi-fi-signal.ece
Combine that with Google's helium balloon
idea, and you end up with a positionable
wifi platform that can stay aloft for days...


Nah, already have too much on my plate.
but the idea is intriguing.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Jack Bates
> Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 2:05 PM
> To: Matthew Petach; Owen DeLong
> Cc: NANOG (nanog at nanog.org)
> Subject: Re: [OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins
> 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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