We made it! Driving a moving truck almost 2000 miles across America was no picnic (it gets HOT in Arizona) but ~4 days of travel were relatively uneventful (only one flat tire!). Pretty much everything made it intact, including a few hundred pounds of lab benches and equipment. (Note to self, next time get twice as many moving pads as seems necessary!)
My wife and I have been getting acquainted with our new city. One of the interesting/unique things about Austin is the local trailer food scene. One example, shown below, is odd duck, where you can purchase local, sustainable, gourmet wood fired food out of a trailer in South Austin. Yum.
The biggest downside to Austin I have found so far (aside from the lack of In-n-Out and Trader Joe’s) has been the pitiful upstream bandwidth that Time Warner provides with their Roadrunner internet service. Check out these Speedtest results:
Holy asymmetric internet access, Batman!
Compare those results with this test I ran before I packed up my computer in San Francisco:
Time Warner – 512K? Really?
Ok, that’s enough for now – time to unpack the power supplies and oscilloscope.
PS. I almost forgot. There are a few pictures of the move on Flickr.