Found this interesting article that shows you, step by step, how to set up some small apps on your USB key so they can go with you wherever. If you’re at all techy, know how to set the time on a VCR (do those still exist?) or just look like a techno-dweeb (guilty on, snort, all 3 counts, eh?) you are often asked by friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers to help them fix their computer. Then you probably have your computer set up just so and when you start working on their system you realize something. Like “Doh! I could really use my Linux-Hard-Drive-Formatting utility right now” but you simply forgot to slip that CDR into your back pocket this morning. Do not think pocket protector, that’s so 70’s man, yes a floppy would fit in there but no way will a CDR. Well worry no longer my young,old,mid-aged techno-paduan! After reading (and acting on) the article linked somewhere above you’ll be proudly able to whip out your flash stick (that’s the USB variety… where is your mind these days?) and impress the hell out of them. And, as an added bonus, most of the apps are really tiny and so your 1 Gig stick will still have room on it for accidentally acquiring those interesting files you happened to find on the hard disk of said friend/acquaintance/stranger.
Incidentally, another benefit of reading Tony’s article is the list of his choice of tools. Always interesting to see another technophile’s assortment of must-have software.
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