[sf-lug] Introducing Myself

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Feb 15 12:41:25 PST 2010

Quoting David Hinkle (hinkle at cipafilter.com):

> Sure, the market is off its highs, but the valley is still the home of
> more of the big players than anywhere else in the world.

...and those big players (1) have moved most of their operations (and
thus jobs) out of the Valley, and (2) go through long periods of hiring
freezes and cutbacks -- which is what's been the case for the last
couple of years.  In particular, working directly in computer hardware
or software means dealing with recurring business cycles
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_cycle).  Those industries are
notoriously boom-and-bust; I can say that from long personal experience.

> There's some beautiful nature reserves out there, and there's always
> the ocean.

You can tell which of our two seasons you're in by looking at the trees:
If they're dripping, it's the wet season.  If they're on fire, it's the
dry season.  ;->

Cheers,                                      "Reality is not optional."
Rick Moen                                             -- Thomas Sowell
rick at linuxmafia.com
McQ!  (4x80)

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