My friend, Russ, made this cool USB drive that has a bunch of applications that run from it. All you do is plug it into a computer, and off you go. It has enough room for storing files and things you’d need to travel with. The whole thing is encrypted, too. I’m writing this post using a version of Firefox running from this USB drive.
These are tough little devices, too; SanDisk Cruzer Titanium (1.0 Gb). Russ tells me he’s heard of people leaving them in their pocket and jumping into the ocean, running them over with cars, and sending them through the laundry – all to find the device keeps working.
The devices cost about $50 each, but the software (all free) is loaded by Russ to distribute to our staff members who don’t have computers of their own. I got to test one of them as a creative outlet for my repressed geek side.
I’m going to start calling Russ “Q”.