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> It's Time for A Change
Posted by prox, from Seattle, on March 09, 2014 at 13:40 local (server) time

No, I'm not quoting Bill Clinton.  I haven't posted in a few months because it was time for a change and I decided to pull the trigger.  I left Time Warner Cable in Charlotte and moved to Seattle to work for Amazon Web Services.

I'm not going to say much about the job change because it's really not appropriate for a public-facing blog and there's really not much I can say.  I'm happy to be advancing my career and working on a network that either powers 1% of the Internet or provides content to 1/3 of all Internet users (depending on who you ask).

Before I left Charlotte I got engaged to my beautiful fiancée on Valentine's Day.

Devon and Mark

We're set to be married next year on a day that commemorates the ratio between a circle's circumference and diameter.

At the moment I'm living in the Belltown area of Seattle in Washington state.  My ten (10) minute commute is thoroughly spoiling as it'll be a bit longer when I move into my permanent residence in a couple of weeks.

I'm still trying to figure out Seattle.  It's got elements from both uptown Charlotte and Manhattan but with its own twist.  The people who I come in contact with on a daily basis are very friendly, which from what I hear is actually abnormal.  The weather here is routinely overcast and rainy but I've found that weather forecasts are terribly inaccurate due to the surrounding mountains in the region.  Most days that are forecasted as rainy actually end up with an hour or two of sun between the fronts, which is nice.  I was told that only 17% of residences have central air conditioning.  At first, I thought this was a bit odd (coming from the south!) but I suppose it makes sense due to the climate.  I'll find out this summer if my computers will require extra cooling or if they'll be fine sans-AC!

One nice thing is the Comcast XFINITY service in the area provides native IPv6 with prefix delegation.  Finally, no more tunneling!  Although, I do like the permanent nature of a tunneled /56 or /48 as well as the reverse DNS delegation.  Maybe I'll ultimately use a combination of both.

Comment by Brad Hoyle on May 04, 2014 at 11:44 local (server) time

Congratulations on everything Mark!

Hope you have fun at Amazon, and in Seattle.  I only visited for two weeks but liked the area very much.  

Tak Care

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