I’ve finally found a bag which nicely fits almost everything I want to carry every day, and alos makes everything easily accessible - it is about the same size as what I used to carry, but now I no longer need to dump everything out to find what I neede, even with some lose parts still in there.

Contents:

Center:

  • 4 empty 64 microSD with SD adapter
  • one rpi 2040 with USB-A interface
  • headphones
  • bag of female jumper cables, with male-male adapters
  • a collection of the most used NFC keyfobs

Left side:

  • USB-C cable with attached USB-A adapter (USB3, missing on picture)
  • two USB-C to headphone adapters
  • satechi USB-C power meter
  • headphone splitter
  • USB-C to SATA adapter
  • USB-C smartcart reader
  • VGA to HDMI
  • USB Ninja (USB-C)
  • proxmark3 with battery/bt
  • collection of NFC magic cards

Right side:

  • USB-C hub with charging port
  • miniDP to HDMI
  • small USB-C dock
  • USB-C to whatever adapters (mini, micro, B, HDMI, …)
  • Chameleon ultra
  • MPP pen
  • Ninja USB remote
  • USB-C to serial, connected via jumper cables

  • mihnt@lemmy.world
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    7 months ago

    Where’s the hammer for percussive maintenance?

    Seriously though, nice kit.

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      I probably can use the GDP Pocket 3 (partially visible on one picture) for that. That thing is surprisingly robust.

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      I have some larger and more specialized bags as well - but those are not EDC. Everything in that kit is USB-C (or at least has adapters for it), so worst case the complete bag is usable just with my phone.

      Phone is a Unihertz Titan Slim with hw keyboard. Also have the Titan, great for the big screen, but for daily carry the slim is better.

      Additionally I have a swiss army knife, flipper zero and another chameleon ultra in my pockets. I moved from a multitool to a knife with lots of stuff as I still can do most things, and have a higher chance of keeping it when I forget it on my belt at the airport yet again.

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        Oh nice! I haven’t heard of Unihertz out the Titan Slim before today, and I was looking for a phone with a physical kb. I’ll keep them in mind for next time. Are yet Android AOSP? Because I may get one for the penpack just to have some more tools.

        The airport allows you to keep your knife? I lost a small SnapOn to airport security, because I forgot it was in my pocket.

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          and I was looking for a phone with a physical kb.

          There’s also planet computers - though the cosmo had some reliability issues at least in the early versions. My gemini still works, and I’ll eventually get another cosmo. As daily phone the unihertz is more comfortable, but the two communicators allow you to do proper work with touch typing - on a keyboard better than the larger GPD pocket.

          The airport allows you to keep your knife

          It is a Victorinox swiss champ. Only flew twice last year - both times forgot the pocket knife. First time I stuck it in my backpack and hoped they don’t notice, which they either didn’t, or didn’t care. At the destination I realized that I also had my multitool in the backpack.

          On the way back I forgot it yet again, and just was trying to put it a bit deep under my jacket - and while waiting to go through saw from some distance two police officers opening the blades, discussing it, and just putting it back.

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    Very cool! Can you elaborate on your job at all? Incident response?

    Also curious what your computer equipment is in relation to the EDC. Laptops? OS?

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      We’re doing pretty much everything a customer wants. Part of my stuff is for being able to get access to stuff to diagnose/repair it, part is for security consulting (or just for a quick unrelated demo as conversation starter, or to shorten discussions).

      I typically carry a GDP pocket 3 with KVM module installed, running Linux.

      Additionally I may carry one or several of

      • Thinkpad x230, custom firmware, Linux
      • Windows on an Arm64 notebook
      • MacBook Air M1, MacOS

      depending on what I expect to be doing. I also often have a boox epaper tablet for notetaking.

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        Those GDP pocket 3 are so cool. I don’t need one, but I really want one just to play with, and carry around with my edc.

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          The GDP Pocket reminds me of the old eee PCs from back in the day. Kind of like what those eee PCs were intended to be, but the tech wasn’t there yet.

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            I had a couple of different netbooks, including an Asus eeepc, and a MSI wind. They were a fun novelty for the time, but always felt underpowered, even when brand new. The “everything on the cloud” paradigm hadn’t arrived yet, and running applications natively was a painful experience. They really were only good for checking your emails, or editing basic text documents. They had the cheapest possible, slowest flash disks for storage, super low resolution LCD screens, and their light weight flimsy plastic contruction made them feel like a toy.

            I suppose Chromebooks fill that niche now, but they are at least useful for working in cloud based workflows where everything is through the browser.

            The GDP Pocket devices are the opposite. Yes technology has come a long way in the last 15 years, but the GDP devices are purposely built for professionals to do real work on, their build quality is higher, they use fast storage, fast CPU, fast RAM, have plenty of I/O ports and have a surprisingly good keyboard.

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      Many years ago I’ve now and then searched for bags for throwing in all my electronics - but seems back then having that need wasn’t mainstream enough. When I got frustrated recently and searched amazon again I noticed that nowadays there’s a wide variety of bag designed for that purpose, with different levels of usefulness (plus the simple ones copied/rebranded a lot). So, I just ordered one of every somewhat sensible looking bag to figure out later what is useful for which purpose.

      This particular bag is the Inateck AB03007-S, which turned out to be perfect for my daily stuff.

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        7 months ago

        Might want to check out alpakagear too. No affiliation just happy with their products.

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          Those guys need to fire whoever is responsible for their website. It is loading way too much shit from all over the place, so pretty much only usable in a throw away browser instance.

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    Looks great! Almost looks like it was made for the job.

    Will copy some of your setup :)

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      I just looked up what that is - not sure I see much value in that. Specs say maximum 480MBps data transfer speed - that’s USB 2 speeds. For charging from a charger that is not your own you’d want data transfer blocked. For your own charger you probably already carry a longer cable anyway. With my set of adapters I get faster speeds, and am free to change cable lengths to whatever I need.