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Old 04-08-2009, 10:51 PM
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Default it's that time again !!

well its that time again when your old kit becomes old and tiresome and it needs a good clean up, and to be brought back up to speed with the rest of the world,

well ive put it off long enough and now im going to get it done.
ive picked up some extras for my kit like

500gb western digital my book essential edition
4 port belkin wifi router
updated cable kit including
  • usb extender cable
  • usb male to usb mini male
  • usb male to usb male standard
  • VGA cable
  • network cable straight through
  • network cable crossover
  • audio male to male cable
  • fire wire cable
and so on

got a small tub holder thing to go on my belt to hold my flash drives and my other storage media that are small enough

new flash rive set
2gb Kingston data traveller
4gb Kingston data traveller
8gb Kingston data traveller
5gb iomega micro hdd


software cds


ubcd4win
ubcd
hirens boot CD ( im going to hell i know)
driver cd (i was pointed to this by anputher forum member
xp pro cd and vista premium cds (only realy used for there recovery menus)
the off-line update cds
service pack cds
knoppix

floppy disks

Norton ghost
win 98 boot disk
spin rite
mem test86


software
technibble tool kit v2
geekmenu (replaces pstart because i like its features&)
thinstalled version of my office 2007 programs for writing out various documents)
fire fox portable
a plethora of portable avs

my installers

all common prerequisites like .net java flash ect
avg free and pro
winamp
vlc
revo (for onsite use mostly)
other popular avs like sas malware bytes
av updates to the avs i carry and maybe some other ones if theres a call for it

real life tools
philips screw driver
flat head screw driver
that mirror thing the dentist uses ur mouth (great for reading the underside of power supply's)
post card (as in power on self test)
blank media in CD-r CD-rw DVD-r DVD-rw
external writer dvd multi format

note book

and so on
all this currently go in a hard shell luggage case for portability.

any one see room for improvement, maybe i should add or remove stuff maybe i need a better case.

any comments would be greatly appreciated. (be nice)
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:41 PM
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Are you going in to fix computers or fight in an intergalactic warfare?

It's an extensive list but far more than you'll ever need and many of the tools you include are duplicated. Remember you're going on site to resolve the computer problems the customer could not resolve themselves, not to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of all things geeky. I really don't see why you'll need such things as Winamp, VLC and a zillion memory sticks/DVDs/CDs/Floppys/carrier pigeons.

Keep things focused and you'll look far more professional, 95% of everything I need is carried in a single briefcase, the other 5% of my toolkit is carried in two distinct toolcases in the car. In fact 94.5% of everything I typically need is carried in a single USB stick on my keyring, my PDA/phone or in my head.

Whatever you carry, don't forget it needs to be maintained and kept updated, you'll directly earn no money for that chore, so it's prudent to keep it simple.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:46 PM
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i have serious issues with not wanting to be unprepared but i supsose some of it is a little bit extensve although it looks like much it aint that much to carry as i mentioned one small troley case
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forgot to mention most of that is my in house stuff to not all onsite
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i have serious issues with not wanting to be unprepared but i supsose some of it is a little bit extensve although it looks like much it aint that much to carry as i mentioned one small troley case
If you carry or try to use too much stuff you will be unprepared no matter how hard you try. Nobody can ever carry around everything they might possibly need, that's where your personal presentation and communication skills will be most important. Your customers will expect you to describe what you've done and why you've done it, terminology such as "aint that much" is not language that would inspire many with confidence.

Sorry, but it's a tough world out there and customers will chew you up unless you are totally confident in yourself.
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Are you going in to fix computers or fight in an intergalactic warfare?
I have to admit, that cracked me up
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nah not intergalactic warfare that would be dumb im going into the matrix lol
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