Re: [Nolug] Re: for Sale

From: B. Estrade <>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 09:47:48 -0500
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On Sat, Jun 04, 2011 at 03:55:21PM -0500, Clint Billedeaux wrote:
> blah blah blah...
> New Orleans has history, I'll grant that. But really? Really? You can't
> even call for a freebie on the politics, the gangs, the random shootings,
> and the poor educational outlook because even if you get that mulligan you
> still have backwards thinking business leaders here. Systemic, endemic
> squalor from top to bottom. Outside businesses don't stay outside just
> because there's violence, no talent pool, and bad can't even
> conduct local business with anyone who isn't trying to scrape some cheese
> off the cracker for themselves.

Like I said, NOLA is a town that is not supposed to be. Yet it is. And
it certainly has it's share of talent, they just don't stick around -
hence a massive "brain drain" problem that *is* endemic in NOLA and
Louisiana in general (from top to bottom:). I am not making excuses
for why you think it sucks. I am telling you why I love and miss New
Orleans. It has nothing to do with tech or politics. I don't live in
NOLA because of opportunity, remember?

> I'm in the New Orleans area because I'm stuck and with just enough sense to
> know I prefer Linux for my file sharing. Being able to convince my boss to
> use Linux instead of Windows XP Pro to share files was just luck on my part
> because even though XP Pro wouldn't allow more than 10 people to connect and
> pull down our files, people were content with 20% of their day spent idle.
> I'm trying to squeeze my way into our website development now because
> sending email to India and waiting 24 hours for a response is annoying
> regardless of how much money it saves. When they break our order entry
> system and then clock out for the day, it's 72 hours before we're back to
> reasonably handling our order order system.

Sounds lik you need to do yourself a favor and get a new job. As we
recently saw, simply knowing Linux is not good enough anymore. It's
2011, not 2001.


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