Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-15 Thread Måns Nilsson
Subject: Re: OT: Tech bag Date: Mon, Aug 05, 2019 at 01:07:23PM -0700 Quoting 
Aaron Russo (aru...@pixar.com):
> I have been really happy with my Tom Bihn Brain Bag (https://tombihn.com).
> I carry a 15in and 13in laptop along with a snake charmer accessory for all
> my cables. If you loosen the straps there’s plenty of room to also stuff a
> jacket AND a small to medium sized UPS parcel if need be.

The Brain Bag continues to serve me well, after some 10 years. Definitely
seconded. As EDC it holds all I need, and works for a short trip, too.
For serious install work, (bordering on truck roll) I end up carrying
a fiber measurement/maintenance box (a small Peli-style case) and my
leather tool case. Anything described with the phrase " distinctive
standard issue cases, produced for over half a century." immediately
creates desire.

https://www.canford.co.uk/Products/16-389_TOOLMARK-TOOL-CASE-No.6-Brown-with-handles

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Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-06 Thread Aaron Russo
I have been really happy with my Tom Bihn Brain Bag (https://tombihn.com).
I carry a 15in and 13in laptop along with a snake charmer accessory for all
my cables. If you loosen the straps there’s plenty of room to also stuff a
jacket AND a small to medium sized UPS parcel if need be.

Aaron

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 08:16 John Covici  wrote:

> Maybe I made a mistake, let me try again.   its
> https://www.tombihnn.com, sorry about that.
> On Fri, 02 Aug 2019 14:54:49 -0400,
> Christopher Morrow wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 2:50 PM John Covici 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > https://www.tombin.com has some great bags for laptops, etc.  Not
> >
> > 'server has no ip address' .
> > $ ping www.tombin.com
> > PING www.tombin.com (127.0.0.1)
> >
> > good try to get us all infected by malware...
> >
> > On a less funny note, try out some of the various osprey bags.
> >
> >
> > > cheap but very good stuff.
> > >
> > > On Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:19:08 -0400,
> > > Hunter Fuller wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I carry this. It's a preference I gained in my past life:
> > > >
> https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tool-storage/tradesman-pro-backpack
> > > >
> > > > I put my notebook (Surface Pro) in a sleeve and sandwich it between
> > > > the halves. It hasn't gotten crushed to death yet. I'll admit this is
> > > > not optimal.
> > > >
> > > > This one has since been released, and it has a laptop compartment. My
> > > > co-worker loves it:
> > > >
> https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tradesman-pro-organizers/tradesman-pro-tech-backpack
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:14 AM Dovid Bender 
> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > Sorry for the OT email. I travel extensively to DC's and my
> computer bag seems to keep collecting more tools which includes your usual
> console cables, spare everything, two laptops etc. My Swissgear has been
> taking a beating and I was wondering what others who have to lug around
> 30-35 pounds use.
> > > > >
> > > > > TIA.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
> > > How do
> > > you spend it?
> > >
> > >  John Covici wb2una
> > >  cov...@ccs.covici.com
> >
>
> --
> Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
> How do
> you spend it?
>
>  John Covici wb2una
>  cov...@ccs.covici.com
>
-- 

Aaron


Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-05 Thread Michel 'ic' Luczak
Hi,

> On 2 Aug 2019, at 18:14, Dovid Bender  wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Sorry for the OT email. I travel extensively to DC's and my computer bag 
> seems to keep collecting more tools which includes your usual console cables, 
> spare everything, two laptops etc. My Swissgear has been taking a beating and 
> I was wondering what others who have to lug around 30-35 pounds use.

I regularly put two 15” laptops in this 
https://brenthaven.com/product/metrolite-laptop-backpack/ 
 and front pocket is 
packet with tools, PSUs, wires, …

/ic






Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-05 Thread John Covici
Maybe I made a mistake, let me try again.   its
https://www.tombihnn.com, sorry about that.
On Fri, 02 Aug 2019 14:54:49 -0400,
Christopher Morrow wrote:
> 
> On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 2:50 PM John Covici  wrote:
> >
> > https://www.tombin.com has some great bags for laptops, etc.  Not
> 
> 'server has no ip address' .
> $ ping www.tombin.com
> PING www.tombin.com (127.0.0.1)
> 
> good try to get us all infected by malware...
> 
> On a less funny note, try out some of the various osprey bags.
> 
> 
> > cheap but very good stuff.
> >
> > On Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:19:08 -0400,
> > Hunter Fuller wrote:
> > >
> > > I carry this. It's a preference I gained in my past life:
> > > https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tool-storage/tradesman-pro-backpack
> > >
> > > I put my notebook (Surface Pro) in a sleeve and sandwich it between
> > > the halves. It hasn't gotten crushed to death yet. I'll admit this is
> > > not optimal.
> > >
> > > This one has since been released, and it has a laptop compartment. My
> > > co-worker loves it:
> > > https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tradesman-pro-organizers/tradesman-pro-tech-backpack
> > >
> > > On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:14 AM Dovid Bender  wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > Sorry for the OT email. I travel extensively to DC's and my computer 
> > > > bag seems to keep collecting more tools which includes your usual 
> > > > console cables, spare everything, two laptops etc. My Swissgear has 
> > > > been taking a beating and I was wondering what others who have to lug 
> > > > around 30-35 pounds use.
> > > >
> > > > TIA.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> > --
> > Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
> > How do
> > you spend it?
> >
> >  John Covici wb2una
> >  cov...@ccs.covici.com
> 

-- 
Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
How do
you spend it?

 John Covici wb2una
 cov...@ccs.covici.com


Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-03 Thread Craig
I switched up to a backpack from this company:
https://missionworkshop.com/collections/backpacks

they have modular packs, so I keep various things in the modules, and they
can go onto their packs.

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 8:41 PM Brian Knight  wrote:

> About a year ago, I switched from a Swissgear to a High Sierra Endeavor
> wheeled backpack and been very happy with it. Most of the time I carry < 15
> lbs of gear when I commute to the office on the train, so I’ll have it on
> my back. But when I head to the colo with a heavy load, it’s handy (and a
> real relief to my neck and shoulders) to be able to switch to wheeled mode.
> It’s held an ASR920 + laptop + hardware + usual load with a bit of room to
> spare.
>
> HTH,
>
> -Brian
>
> > On Aug 2, 2019, at 11:14 AM, Dovid Bender  wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Sorry for the OT email. I travel extensively to DC's and my computer bag
> seems to keep collecting more tools which includes your usual console
> cables, spare everything, two laptops etc. My Swissgear has been taking a
> beating and I was wondering what others who have to lug around 30-35 pounds
> use.
> >
> > TIA.
> >
> >
>
>


Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-02 Thread Brian Knight
About a year ago, I switched from a Swissgear to a High Sierra Endeavor wheeled 
backpack and been very happy with it. Most of the time I carry < 15 lbs of gear 
when I commute to the office on the train, so I’ll have it on my back. But when 
I head to the colo with a heavy load, it’s handy (and a real relief to my neck 
and shoulders) to be able to switch to wheeled mode. It’s held an ASR920 + 
laptop + hardware + usual load with a bit of room to spare.

HTH,

-Brian

> On Aug 2, 2019, at 11:14 AM, Dovid Bender  wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Sorry for the OT email. I travel extensively to DC's and my computer bag 
> seems to keep collecting more tools which includes your usual console cables, 
> spare everything, two laptops etc. My Swissgear has been taking a beating and 
> I was wondering what others who have to lug around 30-35 pounds use.
> 
> TIA.
> 
>  



Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-02 Thread Christopher Morrow
On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 5:01 PM Valdis Klētnieks  wrote:
>
> On Fri, 02 Aug 2019 14:54:49 -0400, Christopher Morrow said:
> > 'server has no ip address' .
> > $ ping www.tombin.com
> > PING www.tombin.com (127.0.0.1)
> >
> > good try to get us all infected by malware...
>
> Anybody who gets infected by malware from that IP address has bigger 
> problems

https://media.giphy.com/media/6iLiUnuthOSu4/giphy.gif

>
>


Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-02 Thread Valdis Klētnieks
On Fri, 02 Aug 2019 14:54:49 -0400, Christopher Morrow said:
> 'server has no ip address' .
> $ ping www.tombin.com
> PING www.tombin.com (127.0.0.1)
>
> good try to get us all infected by malware...

Anybody who gets infected by malware from that IP address has bigger 
problems





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Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-02 Thread Pete Baldwin - TCC
I use a Veto Pro Pac 

https://www.vetopropac.com/product/tech-pac-lt/

More focused on tools, but it fits my Thinkpad p50 without issue, all of my 
cables, and most of the tools that I use day to day.   

I used to use more tactical focused backpacks but I kept ripping compartments 
or breaking zippers.  This thing has held up really well so far.  


-- 

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IT Manager
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F: 519-565-2477
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On August 2, 2019 12:14:33 p.m. EDT, Dovid Bender  wrote:
>Hi,
>
>Sorry for the OT email. I travel extensively to DC's and my computer
>bag
>seems to keep collecting more tools which includes your usual console
>cables, spare everything, two laptops etc. My Swissgear has been taking
>a
>beating and I was wondering what others who have to lug around 30-35
>pounds
>use.
>
>TIA.


Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-02 Thread Andrew Latham
Correct url may be https://www.tombihn.com/

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 1:50 PM John Covici  wrote:

> https://www.tombin.com has some great bags for laptops, etc.  Not
> cheap but very good stuff.
>
> On Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:19:08 -0400,
> Hunter Fuller wrote:
> >
> > I carry this. It's a preference I gained in my past life:
> > https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tool-storage/tradesman-pro-backpack
> >
> > I put my notebook (Surface Pro) in a sleeve and sandwich it between
> > the halves. It hasn't gotten crushed to death yet. I'll admit this is
> > not optimal.
> >
> > This one has since been released, and it has a laptop compartment. My
> > co-worker loves it:
> >
> https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tradesman-pro-organizers/tradesman-pro-tech-backpack
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:14 AM Dovid Bender 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Sorry for the OT email. I travel extensively to DC's and my computer
> bag seems to keep collecting more tools which includes your usual console
> cables, spare everything, two laptops etc. My Swissgear has been taking a
> beating and I was wondering what others who have to lug around 30-35 pounds
> use.
> > >
> > > TIA.
> > >
> > >
> >
>
> --
> Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
> How do
> you spend it?
>
>  John Covici wb2una
>  cov...@ccs.covici.com
>


-- 
- Andrew "lathama" Latham -


Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-02 Thread Christopher Morrow
On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 2:50 PM John Covici  wrote:
>
> https://www.tombin.com has some great bags for laptops, etc.  Not

'server has no ip address' .
$ ping www.tombin.com
PING www.tombin.com (127.0.0.1)

good try to get us all infected by malware...

On a less funny note, try out some of the various osprey bags.


> cheap but very good stuff.
>
> On Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:19:08 -0400,
> Hunter Fuller wrote:
> >
> > I carry this. It's a preference I gained in my past life:
> > https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tool-storage/tradesman-pro-backpack
> >
> > I put my notebook (Surface Pro) in a sleeve and sandwich it between
> > the halves. It hasn't gotten crushed to death yet. I'll admit this is
> > not optimal.
> >
> > This one has since been released, and it has a laptop compartment. My
> > co-worker loves it:
> > https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tradesman-pro-organizers/tradesman-pro-tech-backpack
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:14 AM Dovid Bender  wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Sorry for the OT email. I travel extensively to DC's and my computer bag 
> > > seems to keep collecting more tools which includes your usual console 
> > > cables, spare everything, two laptops etc. My Swissgear has been taking a 
> > > beating and I was wondering what others who have to lug around 30-35 
> > > pounds use.
> > >
> > > TIA.
> > >
> > >
> >
>
> --
> Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
> How do
> you spend it?
>
>  John Covici wb2una
>  cov...@ccs.covici.com


Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-02 Thread John Covici
https://www.tombin.com has some great bags for laptops, etc.  Not
cheap but very good stuff.

On Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:19:08 -0400,
Hunter Fuller wrote:
> 
> I carry this. It's a preference I gained in my past life:
> https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tool-storage/tradesman-pro-backpack
> 
> I put my notebook (Surface Pro) in a sleeve and sandwich it between
> the halves. It hasn't gotten crushed to death yet. I'll admit this is
> not optimal.
> 
> This one has since been released, and it has a laptop compartment. My
> co-worker loves it:
> https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tradesman-pro-organizers/tradesman-pro-tech-backpack
> 
> On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:14 AM Dovid Bender  wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Sorry for the OT email. I travel extensively to DC's and my computer bag 
> > seems to keep collecting more tools which includes your usual console 
> > cables, spare everything, two laptops etc. My Swissgear has been taking a 
> > beating and I was wondering what others who have to lug around 30-35 pounds 
> > use.
> >
> > TIA.
> >
> >
> 

-- 
Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
How do
you spend it?

 John Covici wb2una
 cov...@ccs.covici.com


Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-02 Thread Laszlo Hanyecz




On 2019-08-02 16:42, James Downs wrote:

On Fri, Aug 02, 2019 at 11:19:08AM -0500, Hunter Fuller wrote:


This one has since been released, and it has a laptop compartment. My

Yeah, I definitely look for some sort of laptop compartment. If not
padded on its own, I stick the laptop into a padded sleeve. I run one
of these: https://tacticalgear.com/511-all-hazards-prime-backpack-black

And subdivide for a particular loadout with various smaller cases like:
https://countycomm.com/collections/view-all-storage-products/products/apx-multi-purpose-dual-zip-case-by-maratac

or something similar to these: 
https://www.casesbysource.com/category/soft-padded-cases

Unfortunately Deep Outdoors, who made a number of great soft-sided padded cases
has gone out of business...



I use GORUCK GR1
https://www.goruck.com/gr1
It has a padded laptop compartment.

-Laszlo



Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-02 Thread James Downs
On Fri, Aug 02, 2019 at 11:19:08AM -0500, Hunter Fuller wrote:

> This one has since been released, and it has a laptop compartment. My

Yeah, I definitely look for some sort of laptop compartment. If not
padded on its own, I stick the laptop into a padded sleeve. I run one
of these: https://tacticalgear.com/511-all-hazards-prime-backpack-black

And subdivide for a particular loadout with various smaller cases like:
https://countycomm.com/collections/view-all-storage-products/products/apx-multi-purpose-dual-zip-case-by-maratac

or something similar to these: 
https://www.casesbysource.com/category/soft-padded-cases

Unfortunately Deep Outdoors, who made a number of great soft-sided padded cases
has gone out of business...



Re: OT: Tech bag

2019-08-02 Thread Hunter Fuller
I carry this. It's a preference I gained in my past life:
https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tool-storage/tradesman-pro-backpack

I put my notebook (Surface Pro) in a sleeve and sandwich it between
the halves. It hasn't gotten crushed to death yet. I'll admit this is
not optimal.

This one has since been released, and it has a laptop compartment. My
co-worker loves it:
https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tradesman-pro-organizers/tradesman-pro-tech-backpack

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:14 AM Dovid Bender  wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Sorry for the OT email. I travel extensively to DC's and my computer bag 
> seems to keep collecting more tools which includes your usual console cables, 
> spare everything, two laptops etc. My Swissgear has been taking a beating and 
> I was wondering what others who have to lug around 30-35 pounds use.
>
> TIA.
>
>