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How you can tell someone is from the Bay Area


You know you are from the Bay Area when…

  • You make $100,000 a year, yet still can't find a place to live.
  • Your commute time is 45 minutes and you live 8 miles away from work.
  • Stop asking how much things cost but, ask "How long will it take?"
  • Two-thirds of the people you know are from Boston or New York,

    but you are living in PST.

  • Know vast differences between Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese,

    Japanese, Cantonese, and Korean food.

  • Your home computer contains mostly hardware/software that is not

    on the consumer market yet.

  • Go to "The City" on weekends but don't live there because you

    like your car.

  • Think that "I'm going to Fry's" is an acceptable excuse to leave

    the office for a while, and your boss does too.

  • Lost your alarm clock. You'll get to work when you get there.
  • Go to an industrial-heavy-metal bar and see two guys get into a

    fight over what flavor of UNIX is better.

  • Own more than 10 articles of clothing that have hardware/software

    companies printed on them. Bonus for embroidered stuff.

  • You know where Woz Way, Resistor Ave, and Floppy Dr. are located.
  • You know who Woz is.
  • You know 280North runs west, and 680N runs East.
  • Even though Microsoft employs quite a few programmers in the Bay

    Area, they only work on Powerpoint, and the company is still the

    embodiment of Satan.

  • Even if their stock IS worth more than yours.
  • You see a billboard that says "FGPA2ASIC" and aren't fazed
  • When you need the updated Diamond Monster 3D drivers, you just

    walk across the street.

  • You have more bandwidth in your apartment or condo than most

    major universities.

  • You scan yardsales for back issues of "Dr. Dobbs."
  • Your favorite computer reseller speaks only Cantonese.
  • Your workplace vending machines dispense "100% natural twig-bars"

    right next to Jolt cola and Instant Espresso mix.

  • No one brings radios into work
  • they just use RealAudio and

    listen to thedj.com, rebelradio.com, or other out of state stations.

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