We would miss you. One of my online MOO friends did 6 months tech support in the winter when it is daylight all the time. He would hop on the MOO when the satellite was overhead and that was about all he could do for internet other than send/receive mail. You would have a hard time posting here.
Some parts of Dallas are nice, though the freeways there actively work to kill you.
If you don’t know, in the Spring, the UT Southwest Medical Center in the middle of town has a rookery that’s absolutely glorious.
Never visited in the Summer, so I’m not sure if they’re still nesting, but I think there are a load of egrets and herons that hang out through the year (and anhingas and ibises). Every time I’m in Dallas I go. White Rock Lake and the Arboretum are really nice too - there’s a resident red-tailed hawk in the Arboretum that’s highly tolerant of people.
By the way, the theorem is “if and only if,” which means that if you have a circle and want to draw a diameter, you can take something rectangular (like a sheet of paper), put one corner on the circumference, and the two points where the sides of the paper hit the circle are antipodal, so a line connecting them is a diameter. This is genuinely useful.
Dumbest memory of my youth: one day in the fall in 4th grade (first of our two years in Arlington, TX), a half inch of “snow” dusted the area. We were sent home from school, and the freeways knotted up. 1/2" of fluff did this. The kind of fluff you don’t even bother brushing off your car because it blows off the second you begin accelerating.
I urge you to telecommute the day it “snows” in DFW.
Not only do I love the new job, but these guys are almost too smart for a huge opportunity that they didn’t know they could target (State Medicaid, supporting the MMIS systems directly, helping with FMAP hunting, etc.) that could be worth a metric fuckton of business. (okay, so not many people know about match hunting, member juggling for budget neutrality and the like…the guys with the skills tend to stay in the Medicaid finance world)
They’ve got some AMAZING ETL guys, and their application layer is far more sophisticated than what I’d have dreamed up. They even have this nifty breadcrumb layer addition to Tableau that’s pure genius.
This is going to be fun!
Wait a sec, isn’t a metric fuckton just a fucktonnne?