What tools do you carry, always

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Thu Dec 7 16:07:15 2000

At 01:38 PM 12/7/00 -0800, healyzh_at_aracnet.com wrote:
>Another tool that's very, very useful is a digital camera.

I'll second that!

>A related tool would be a scanner and Adobe Photoshop. As long as it
>doesn't have chips that the scanner will erase you

Huh? Scanners have little fluorescents in them, not UV lamps...

>can scan the board in and
>use Photoshop and it's 'layers' feature to write notes on the scan, and
>trace things out. The layers mean you can have mulitiple layers with your
>notes and scriblings, and turn them on and off as you wish.

That's clever.

I eagerly await a palm computer with a wireless net link strong enough
that it will work in the average metal building typically used
by surplus warehouses. :-) Imagine being able to search the web
or check eBay comparable prices in the field...

Someone else mentioned the decrease in quality of Sears Craftsman
tools. I'll send that. I got the 90+ piece socket wrench set
a year or two ago, and I spend more time swearing at them than
using them. The drive/reverse control is now a little plastic
lever that is eager to get stuck, and alternatively, decides
not to engage or disengage, and I think I even stripped one
so that it no longer engages.

- John
Received on Thu Dec 07 2000 - 16:07:15 GMT

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