I’ve been meaning to write this one for quite some time.
What’s on YOUR keychain?
I’ve had useful stuff on mine for a long time now. I only keep two keys on there (car and apartment), so it’s way too small and I’d lose it unless I had something weighty on there.
But then I got a cell phone with a flashlight, so I removed it and put a mini leatherman knockoff on there.
Then i lost that one, and had a regular pocket knife for a while.
Finally I switched cell phones (anyone else get tired of using the same for more than a year?), and once again needed a flashlight handy.
This time I find a mini leatherman knockoff locally, with a mini led torch hidden in one of the handles. It’s slightly larger than I like, and comes in a small pouch, but I’d rather be caught WITH a Phillips screwdriver and a torch, than without…
Update December 2013: The Leatherman knockoff is long gone. Turns out it’s illegal to have a knife on you in public places in my country… I’ve gone through several other phases. For a while I used a ResQme (to punch out car windows in case of a crash or if you pitch it into water and need to get out fast), but I’ve fastened it to my rear view mirror instead, so it’s always within reach in my own car. I’ve got another one in a drawer so I could pick it up if I remember, if riding in someone else’s car. Right now I use a small wallet thingy with two keyrings attached and an extra zippered pocket where I can stick a thumbdrive. I’ve got a huge leatherman clone in the boot of my car - it’s legal to keep it there, but not inside the car, along with a few other bits and bobs I might earlier have kept on my keychain.
So, what’s on your keychain?
And since so many geeks would say: USB thumbdrive, I’ve included a link to a discussion about what geeks keep on it:
What’s on your USB drive
The main link there is to a list that’s wonderful for IT support people. It’s just amazing how poor shape regular users leave their computers in, and I think I need a larger thumbdrive in order to be able to fit all this stuff:
Finally, I think the time for me to only have a USB thumbdrive is over (or even worse, I usually only have an MP3 player filled with music).
I think I need to get my boss to shell out for one of these:
eMagic hard drive enclosure