My bag is mainly a camera bag, so it has a camera + lens; but also pockets of "stuff", which contain:
- USB cables
- Network cable
- Insulating tape
- Cable ties
- Post-It notes
- USB flash drive
- Memory card reader
Set of Alan keys
puncture repair kit
pack 1st class stamps
various letters and bills
old pay slip
Bag?? What bag?? I don't take one anywhere, everything I need is in my pockets or clipped to my belt.
Laptop, psu, mouse, etc.
External hard drive
2 pairs of earphones
2 Pen drives
2 backup tapes
Family Guy DVD
USB Battery charger
USB multi-card reader
Case for CF & SD Cards
Pen & 2 pencils
Several pay slips
... think that's it ... :o
That's it. Everything else important is in my wallet and/or pocket. My car boot does have a worryingly large quantity of gaffer tape though.
items on belt / (items in pockets + items on belt) + number of pairs of glasses owned - number of led zeppelin albums owned * the number of tools on average to complete a job * (number of programming languages comfortable with using / 2)
So for instance I have 3 items in my pockets, 0 on my belt, don't wear glasses, own 3 led zeppelin albums, it normally takes me a screwdriver and wire cutters to complete the average job, and I'm pretty comfortable in 4 programming languages.
0 / (3 + 0) + 0 - 3 * 2 * (4 / 2)
That gives me a geek rating of -12 making me uber cool on the HGRT (Hightower Geek Rating Scale)
In mine is:
DWP paperwork (joy)
USB lead to charge the Ericcson
baby swimsuit (don't ask)
2x bottles of water, plus one little squeezy bottle for daughter when I collect from nursery
Shampoo and conditioner.
Ruddy useless painkiller. In fact they're making me ache more FFS..
I dislocated my kneecap 3 weeks ago at work (still gives me the shuddering cringes), and now I need a rucksack I can wear whilst on crutches. The only one at home is our family swim bag, hence the costumes, shampoo etc. I must get a proper work one that I can put a 17" tft in.
I have two bags, one that usually stays at work to go with me on jobs, and one that travels with me wherever I go :cool:
Work Bag contents:
1 can air duster
1 can screen cleaner
network / patch cables
standard power cable
usb mouse with usb>ps2 converter
cd/dvd writer pen
A4 plain paper
cable ties (large plastic and small twisty ones)
batteries (AA, AAA, D and Cell)
various pens in colours and pencils + permanent marker
usb memory stick loaded with basic programs/exe's for non-network machines
plasters (just in case!)
5 £1 coins (in case I need a coffee or something on a long job! lol)
1 Windows 7 laptop so I can get online / remote into servers etc. wherever I am on the site
USB phone charger
USB iPod / iPad charger
some fruit and/or choc bar depending on the time of day :rolleyes:
pen + paper
I'd love to get one of those "roll-up" keyboards too but don't think I could squeeze that outta the tight budget this year (plus I know it would just end up in my 'personal' bag anyway :p )
1x Toothbrush&Paste (I have braces)
2x Manuals for Frogtrade (One day I'll readthem)
1x Android Phone (gps and other stuff onit)
1x iPhone (it's just better, usually in pock tho)
1x Car Keys
1x Half Eaten packet of polos
1x Starbucks Micro coffee (for those who dare offer me inferior coffee)
400x petrol receipts that I'll one day claim back.
30+ Twix wrappers.
1x unidentified slime and crumpled tissue.
30grams of sand.