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  • Puget Sound - One of the most beautiful places in the world.

    One of the things you'll want to buy is a Thomas Guide [] - the only map book you'll need for Puget Sound. (It was the first thing I bought at the gas station when I moved here.) The Perl user's group is SPUG [] (we have quite a bit of fun), there is a Linux festival [], and, well, Redmond. :)

  • Welcome to the Seattle area! I think your family will love it here. Besides the Seattle Perl group, Portland is only a 2 - 3 hour drive.
  • I did a lot of work in the Vancouver area for a contractor working on a project for the GVRD back in 1994-1997 timeframe.

    It is a beautiful area. It does rain a lot, but it's probably not what you are thinking of when you think of rain. Thunderstorms are quite rare and most of the rain is mist.

    They have as much rainfall in the Houston TX area yearly as they do in Seattle, but in Houston when it decides to rain, it RAINS.

    Personally, I love the misty weather. I feel fine during the dark periods and when

    • Yeah, Seattle gets close to 300 days a year (IIRC) of precipitation, but not a lot of inches compared to other places with far fewer. I was in Houston for a summer in the early 90s ... man, you'd think with rains like that, they would build houses that don't flood so easily.

      Anyway, I prefer more sunshine than not, but oh well.
      • I was once involved in preparing a bid for a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the City of Houston City Water and Sewer system.

        The bid requirement documents, up front, in the first paragraph, if I remember correctly, referred to the fact that the Storm sewers in Houston could handle x million gallons/day. It went on to say that the peak demand on them would be 3*x million gallons/day.

        I think they were making sure all the bidders knew that they would not be, in any way, held resp