On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 05:39:34PM -0800, Owen DeLong wrote:
In such cases, I will occasionally stop by the colo without going home to
retrieve the laptop. 90% of the time it works out OK. 10% of the time I
end up leaving the colo, going home, retrieving the laptop and returning
to the colo. Obviously, if there was a loaner laptop available for a $15
rental in the colo as described, it would probably be worth $15 to me
and/or my organization to avoid the delay and bother of the round-trip
between colo and home.
As previously advised, typing passwords/phrases into such devices is... not
recommended. At $ORK, we've got DC tech laptops in each suite for just such
occasions, preconfigured with everything you might need (bookmarks into all
internal systems and likely wiki pages, a "DC tech" jabber account, etc).
Works well, and I'm sure they've paid for themselves many times over.