1.) There is a hierarchy amongst the geek set. Regardless of the fact that most of us spent our formative years being ostracized, it seems that they still have the capacity (solely early primate in nature) to organize themselves in such a manner as to exclude some sort of lower echelon.
2.) There are some really hot chicks in the tech sector.. I mean GOD DAMN!
3.) Austin is a city rife with the smell of the have's, and have not's.
Nevermind that I get to bask in the cranial stew that is nexus of all the interwebs. That alone will atone for all the preceding grief that I've decided to put up with. Above all else, it feels important, and I feel privileged to be a part of it.