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Pete's Log: What's on your memory stick?

Entry #1429, Fri, February 16, 2007, 11:30 CET (Random Crap)
(posted when I was 28 years old.)

I would like to test out the interactivity of this thing again. So if you're still a loyal reader, log in and comment! Here's what I want your opinions on:

I finally got around to buying myself a USB memory stick. I've wanted one for a while, but they've gotten cheap enough for impulsive buying. So now I have 2GB of storage hanging on my keychain. That's more storage than my first five computers had combined, I think.

But given this abundant portable storage, it seems reasonable to use it for more than just temporary storage. That is, I'm brainstorming about what set of files I would like to have permanently on hand. One obvious answer is utility programs. I already have a good idea of what programs are good to have on hand for windows: putty, winSCP, winzip. I also put gpg on there, though I may need to recompile it from source to be more memory stick friendly. And since it's U3-compatible, I installed a U3-packaged game, just for fun. The U3 stuff doesn't make much of a dent in the 2 GB, so I'll tolerate its presence for now, even if it is Windows-only.

So now the question to you: what's on your memory stick? Or alternatively, what utility programs can you not live without for MacOS X, Linux, or Windows?

Discuss.


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Presentations. And Airplane Stuff by bbarrett (Sat, February 17, 2007, 12:49)
I have a Iomega MicroMini drive I stick in my bag for conferences and whatnot, as it always seems like I'm passing files around at conferences.

Then there's the free drive from the Cray Users Group conference last year that contains the latest version of software and backup of configuration data for the EFIS for N813T (the plane).

I don't back much up on USB sticks or use it to keep software around. That's what the RAID-1 drives on the box sitting in my apartment is for...

Untitled Comment by bmoore (Sat, February 17, 2007, 12:57)
I've got a bunch of stuff for work (I think they paid for it, so it is only fair). Looks like I've got a Linux install ISO vim/gvim for OSX and Windows, MP3s of Officer Tim McCarthy of the Indiana State Police, PuTTY, GnuPG, and a smattering of files that are leftover from transfers from one computer to another. Nothing all that exciting after all.

Untitled Comment by ajanisze (Wed, February 21, 2007, 15:34)
I only need my Mister Pete widget, to keep me warm in the dead of night.

Confidential to Pete: Yes, I will be gay with you on request (nb: request is optional)