Monday, December 26, 2005
What is in your Mobile bag?
I carry one bag for almost everything I need when I go mobile. I also put my tablet pc in there as well. What do I keep in my bag that I consider essential?
When I go on the road for days or weeks on end, I’ll also bring my portable wap / router, a portable USB harddrive, retractable modem cord, and my regular Thinkpad T42 laptop as well (for rendundancy purposes).
What am I missing that you carry?
-a USB-to-IrDA adapter, since my precious TabletPC does not have built-in IR
-2 USB notebook drive enclosures, one with a drive already in it, and one empty one (the second one is for those devices which have "weak" USB power; it has a second connector)
-SD MP3 player/USB flash drive, with bootable cards
-DVD & CDs for re-imaging PCs, running diagnostics, installing large apps at locations with slow network connections (ever tried installing SQL or ClientBuilder over a T1? it's AWFUL!)
-flashlight for seeing behind computers under desks
-portable screwdriver with various nibs
-sometimes I carry a 3.5" USB hard drive enclosure, but it really doesn't fit
-I can often cram my ViewSonic Tabletpc V1250 in this disaster of a road warrior bag, but it's often in my arms
Sadly, I carry this around nearly every day, because I'm often on call on nights and weekends. However, I'd rather have a heavy bag than have to tell a user I'll come back when I have what I need to do a job.
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