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What’s in my bag?

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What’s in my bag?
Laptop Batteries

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September 2008- Current bag- custom Timbuk2 laptop messenger
(large, charcoal and black with a black Xpac center stripe)

This is my "worst case scenario" day pack for a long day at school. The bag can handle it, but my back usually can’t. I have been know to carry all of this from time to time, but I normally leave the f4 or the computer at home.

See an aerial view here.

Blogged at www.laptopbazaar.net/whats-in-my-bag-11.

Mini Netbook: battery
Laptop Batteries

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This is what comes of using your laptop too much…
Laptop Batteries

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What’s in My Bag

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What’s in My Bag
Notebook Battery

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Or what was in my bag one of these days…

My Workspace
Notebook Battery

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I’m looking forward to drawing flickr boxes on this. [It was as fun as I'd imagined.]

What’s In My Bag.. on a shooting day.
Notebook Battery

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All the junk I carry around on a day when I’m just shooting. Some of this stuff varies though, for instance, I only take the CP if I’m going to have to show instant results…

Not shown: My 350D, since I’m using it to take this picture.


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What’s in my bag?

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What’s in my bag?
Notebook Batteries

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The only things missing from this picture are my laptop, and the camera I used to take this picture. This is the bag I carry around every day to and from work, along with what I carry in a small purse, which is also carried around in the bookbag.

What’s in my Bag?
Notebook Batteries

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This is a Crumpler "Very-Busy-Man" messenger bag, upgraded with a "NadSac" and a "John Thursday 55", also by Crumpler.

Aftermath of Water Bottle Explosion
Notebook Batteries

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Pro Tip: check the lid before you put a bottle of water in your laptop bag.


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What’s In My Bag, May 2012

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What’s In My Bag, May 2012
Notebook Batteries

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Tomorrow is the General Strike in Oakland and San Francisco and other cities across the world. These are the usual items I carry with me during these events. Some days will be lighter than most. Bigger protests call for more things to carry.

ASUS UL 20A
Notebook Batteries

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Small, light, long battery life notebook from ASUS battery.


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What’s in my bag?

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What’s in my bag?
Notebook Batteries

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All the crap I walk around with.

CPU Daughter Card Slot of Inspiron 11z
Notebook Batteries

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The slot for the CPU daughter card located on the carrier PCB is the exact same type as the common 200 pin SO-DIMM DDR2 RAM modules. Here I have a DDR2 RAM module next to the slot opening for size.

008/365 | Old Tech: TRS-80 Model 100 (Not Y2K+10 Compatible) | Project 365/2010
Notebook Batteries

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Another one of my collecting interests is old computers. Actually, I am more of a "keeper" of old tech than I am a collector. Most of the computers I’ve owned over the past 30 years are still with me, and just about every one of them remains in good working order. I know I should send them off for recycling, but I just can’t do it. I have too many memories of all the good times we had together.

The owner of a local computer shop that’s been in business since the early days of PCs has a similar stash of old tech, and we’ve talked about putting together a small museum dedicated to the early history of microcomputers. That may or may not happen, but it would be nice to have a place where folks who share our fondness for old tech could get together and reminisce about the "good ole days."

Today’s contribution to my photo-a-day journey is a picture of my 1983 vintage TRS-80 Model 100. This 3.1 pound computer was one of the first of what would become known as notebook computers, and proved to be quite popular, selling more than six million units worldwide. Lots of tech-savvy reporters wrote and filed their stories with these units. Quite a few business people did, too.

The model you are looking at was "loaded" with 24K (that’s kilobytes) of RAM and cost about ,400. An 8K RAM version sold for 0 less (the unit could accomodate a total of 32K RAM.)

So what did ,400 in 1983 dollars get you? The first thing to notice is the full-size QWERTY keyboard (a really nice one, actually). The unit also had a "generous" eight-line x 40 character (240 x 64 pixel for those counting), non-back-lit LED display. The Model 100 could run off a set of four AA batteries (which lasted for 20 days assuming one-hour a day use), or could be directly plugged in to an outlet with the included adapter. A built-in Ni-Cad battery kept your data in memory without recharging for 8 to 30 days (depending on the amount of RAM installed). If you required longer lasting storage, or simply needed more storage than what was provided by the meager RAM, a matched cassette recorder could be purchased at your local Radio Shack.

Built-in software included Microsoft BASIC, along with an Address Book, To-Do List, and Text editing software. A terminal program also was provided for going on-line (usually to CompuServe, and usually by tearing apart a nearby telephone and making the physical connection to the phone line through the use of alligator clips.)

Earlier today I fired this baby up and decided to perform the simple task of setting the date and time. After a minute of pressing keys, I realized I needed the manual. I found an entire chapter devoted to this important topic. I was first instructed to load the BASIC interpreter. Next, in order to set the time, I was told to enter: TIME$ = H:M:S. Entering the date was as "straightforward": DATE$ = M/D/Y with each element being a two-digit number. The result can be seen above (click in on the upper left portion of the image). The date reads: January 8, 1910. Since the year could only be input as a two-digit number, there was no way to tell the computer it had survived into the 21st century. And I guess nobody at Microsoft had given much thought to the problem either.

So to everyone who thought Y2K was a bust, here is living proof that the problem was real! BTW – My 1987 vintage Mac II had no problem dealing with Y2K. For that reason alone, it will probably be graced with a photo in this set later this year.


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What’s in my bag: 1.7.08

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What’s in my bag: 1.7.08
Notebook Battery

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What’s In My Bag
Notebook Battery

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This is it. Always the same stuff, but I kind of need all of it at some point during the week :-) )

MacBook dud
Notebook Battery

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Anyone who knows me knows I’ve had nothing but hell with Apple notebooks.

Well, after a MacBook that had literally a dozen major issues with it (it was repaired/replaced 4 times, not counting the faulty power supply and battery) they gave me a new MacBook Pro.

Turns out this "new" MacBook Pro will only last 1hr30min on battery life (that’s with brightness on minimum and everything off, while idling). In complete idle state, the laptop is at 86 degrees C (186 F!), so I’m guessing it’s suffering from the ol’ MacBook heatsink problem where it’s got waaay too much heat sink fluid between the CPU and the heat sink.

Averages are 3-4 hours battery life in other reviews, and temperatures of around 50 degrees C in idle. I’m looking at 1/4 that battery life, and nearly double that temperature.

www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3747

FUCK APPLE!

I’m phoning up the representative that offered me the new machine tomorrow – I want a complete refund.


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What’s In My Bag

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What’s In My Bag
Notebook Battery

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(larger view)

This is what’s going to be in my bag during my seven-week trip through Xinjiang, China; Vietnam; Cambodia; Bangkok; and Zambia. What am I forgetting?

My desk, February 2008.
Notebook Battery

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A little pile on the left, a little pile on the right. It’s stayed relatively clean recently. Can’t say as much for the rest of the office.

Equipment for US Trip
Notebook Battery

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Equipment for US Trip
Insurance and customs pictures. Also a nice record of time and equipment to look back at when we are all shooting tiny HD cameras with insane resolution sensors…….


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What’s in my bag?

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What’s in my bag?
Notebook Battery

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Notebooks, Shakespeare biography, holding cross, wallet, penknife, mobile phone accessories, portable hard drive, torch, digital memo, batteries, headphones, umbrella, pens, NIV Study Bible, comb, cheque book, paying in book, diary, flash drive with portable apps, calculator, Moleskine.


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What’s in my Laptop Bag

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What’s in my Laptop Bag
Laptop

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This is whats in my laptop bag

The DIY Cheapskate Laptop Stand In Action! :)
Laptop

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This is the DIY Cheapskate Laptop Stand that I created for my home office. Click here to see the stand by itself.

The instructions to build this stand can be seen and downloaded by visiting: The DIY Cheapskate Laptop Stand (the link should be active by 11/12/2008, but please check back if it is not). You can also find two additional inexpensive laptop stands on the blog post if this one is too ugly for your taste (I suppose you could wrap it in some Japanese origami paper or other material if you like).

The laptop stand has held up well so far and served its purpose, which is to raise my laptop monitor height to a comfortable viewing position. It also allows me to use a dual monitor setup in my home office for that extra productivity boost. Also, you can find extra information about my home office by visiting my home office set.

Enjoy!


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What’s in my bag after a trip?

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What’s in my bag after a trip?
Laptop Battery

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This is pretty much everything I carry with me everywhere I go. There’s a bunch of stuff missing in the photo (laptop charger, cellphone charger, etc) and trust me… I don’t know how I can put all that into a small backpack. .__.

What I added
Laptop Battery

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My additions:
- some software
- some RAM
- an old cell phone
- some vacuum tubes
- a recent woot bag of crap remnant
- thermal paste
- a functional laptop battery
- a SD card adapter
- a CPU


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