For certain services, commoditization makes it very unlikely that your internal organization will be able to compete in cost/quality ratios with specialized service providers. Example: Banks used to manage all aspects of their networking due to downtime impact, nowadays redundant providers can deliver networking with adequate SLAs (contractual, penalised) at lower cost than their internal staff, are there any banks that still lay their own fiber?
200K in Brooklyn is equivalent to $101K in Austin, TX.
Not that hard to make 100K in Austin, the only issue is that is surrounded by Texas.
I can't remember who said it, but it gets the point across nicely: "Money is to business what blood is to a human body, you need it to survive but is not the point of your existence."
Reminds me of this gem:
That gets you RAID1 (between the server and your wife). for another layer of redundancy with no hardware investment, ask your wife to share your little mishaps with her mother. Far better availability and reliability than the best SAN.
If a person (adult or child) cannot make an effort to make the game enjoyable for the other player, the other player won't play for long.