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Every Day Carry 2014

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A fun sub-community of reddit is the one that just posts pictures of what they carry every day. I took some time to unpack my bag the other day and posted one myself:

Rings 0/1/2

Ring 3

I'm usually on-call, which means I always have to have some sort of tech that'll get me online to address a faulty system. As such, I generally have a laptop or something with a hardware keyboard on it. Not optimal, but it's the life I've chosen.

Ring 0/1/2

Ring 1 is when I'm stepping out to run errands, Ring 2 is when I'm going out for the day but will be home in the evening if I actually want my laptop to work on side-projects. Keep it light and simple.

Common to both rings (Ring 0)

  • Bag is Swiss Gear. Claims to be SA2310, but that doesn't actually exist online anywhere. It's from Target. All of this fits comfortably in the bag with room to spare.
  • Kindle Paperwhite, reading on transit
  • Moleskin hardback notebook w/ pilot precise
  • Generic 4000mah battery pack from target
  • Retractable USB
  • Keyring:
  • Yubikey 2fa token for getting on to my servers
  • Meenova microSD reader for Android
  • Sandisk USB 3 Cruzer with passwords and server authentication stuff
  • Gerber Shard
  • Keys
  • Binder clip with cards and cash
  • Nexus 5
  • Mints
  • Lip balm
  • Klipsch S3m
  • Lockpicks; sometimes a random lock to play with when bored
  • Pebble
  • print outs of GPG fingerprints for meetups, etc

Ring 1

  • Nokia n810

Ring 2

  • ASUS TF700 android laptop tablet thingy

Ring 3

I often stay with friends in the city, since it's basically impossible to get to where I live after midnight without the help of a taxi or Uber or so, plus sleep overs, man.

  • Case Logic laptop backpack
  • Laptop pocket: Lenovo X230
  • Main Pocket:
    • Ring 0
    • Two travel blankets for beach, or staying with friends
  • front pocket 1:
    • Transit time tables for when my phone inevitably dies
    • foodbars
    • flashlight
    • hand soap stuff
  • front pocket 2:
    • Tactical scotch
    • retractable ethernet
    • deoderant
    • ibuprofen and excedrin because reasons

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Ryan Rix is a computer infrastructure wonk, wannabe public infrastcuture wonk, hacker, infrastructure nerd and doer of cool things living in the Gray Bay Area, California.

Ryan builds infrastructure and systems he contributes to a bunch of Free Software projects, as well, including KDE and the Fedora Project.