In an earlier post I gave my “my road warrior checklist for the car.” Within the last year I occasionally worked as computer tech support and/or mobile techie.
Sometimes I was on location fixing a problem, writing a database program, or doing a small bit of programming on a friend’s larger program. I enjoyed being a techie, but wouldn’t want to do it for a living.
When I’m a road warrior techie, here’s what I carry with me:
- Laptop backpack
- Laptop, extra battery, power cord
- Portable hard drive, 120 GB (Actually a laptop hard drive in an enclosure)
- Flash drives (4G, 128meg)
- CDRW – rewriteable CD’s
- DVD-RW – rewriteable DVD’s
- USB hub, 3 ports
- USB cable, A to B
- USB cable, A to mini
- Ethernet cable, 6′
- Phone cord, 6′
If I had to keep a techi backpack stocked, here’s what else I’d put in it:
- Zip ties, twist ties, and/or velcro ties
- Small screwdriver set
What do you take with you?
Update: A (techie) friend suggested the following additions, trunk space permitting:
- Ethernet cable, wire crimpers
- Ethernet hub
- Installation CD’s
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