By barton808 on Sep 27, 2007
You should have seen the tiny box these guys lived in back in San Jose!
Pau for now...
In February of this year I made the journey out of California in search of a better life for my family and me. My destination was Austin Texas and my route took me through California, Arizona, New Mexico and into the heart of Texas.
Since I keep hearing of more folks leaving the high real estate costs and general confusion of the Golden State I thought I would share the 20 CDs that guided me as I made my journey to our new home. Hopefully these will come in handy for someone else looking to make the move ;)
The time has come the walrus said...to get the heck out of Silicon Valley. Given the job Im doing, working with the GNU/Linux community and managing Sun's relationship with the FSF, its a job that I can do anywhere. I choose to do it in Austin.
Its been a great 12 years here in the Bay Area but now with three little monkeys to support it doesnt seem to make as much sense. Austin on the other hand...that seems to make a lot of sense. For starters, for half the price of our house here we are building a house in Austin twice the size. To put that into perspective, the size of our house in Austin will be larger than our entire lot here in San Jose. All that and we get great public schools and no state income tax. A beautiful blue oasis in a large red desert. A great place to raise kids.
The movers are packing up the house as I type this and tomorrow they'll come to haul it all away. The wife and kids have already gone to the in-laws (once the furniture arrives I'll retrieve the family). The following day I will leave before the crack of dawn and begin the journey to Austin. Driving long distances seems to be so quintessentially American. I look forward to doing my patriotic duty and driving half-way across country. My 25 hours of driving time will take me through California, Arizona, New Mexico and then into the heart of Texas. Ive got my ipod, my cds, and my camera, Im good to go.
Aloha, California, its been great! I promise Ill visit.
Pau for now...
I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.