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Old_Crow

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They're talking amongst themselves right now, they'll be back.
I'm specifically buying a trailer with only enough room for my Jeep and ONE motorcycle.
I've vowed not to end up like my bro-in-law who was pulling a trailer with a car, a Harley, 2 scooters, 2 bicycles, and who knows what else.
 

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Well, yeah, but you are talking about motorcycles. Nothing wrong with having 11 bikes, I can totally get behind that.

I’d just assume carry around one laptop where it’s needed. But I guess having 3 makes sense if theyre tied down or set up for specific purposes.
I just looked around and discovered I have 3 separate laptops in my rig. One is my personal one that I use for forums, other social media and my personal shopping, one is a company laptop for business purposes only, and the 3rd was my wife's laptop that is now hooked into the TV and stereo for my entertainment library...then there's the tablet that I use as an E-reader...then there's my phone.

Oh, Lord...I'm turning into Sielerbird. :ROFLMAO:
 

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I guess we all have poly-device-ism.

My personal laptop does everything not work-related. Husband has his own and we share a power cord in the RV since they’re the same. At home, we each have an office, and we both have docks for the laptops with dual 4k 27” screens.

So, two laptops in the RV. Plus two more for work: I have to carry a PC laptop and cord. Husband’s work laptop used to be the same as our 2 personal laptops, but they just gave him a new M1 MacBook and it has a different cord. :/ Our dinette looks like an IT shop.

Two phones.

I wish our respective companies would go the way of “BYOD” (bring your own device). The PC they gave me is junk, and husband would rather carry one device as well. He already does that with his phone.

But just one laptop for personal use, for me. Mail, messaging and pictures all replicate between my devices automatically.
 

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i have two HP Windows 10 laptops. The first has a 15" screen and I bought it at the Walmart in Rapid City, SD two years ago when my previous laptop started showing signs of old age. The second is a similar 17" laptop I purchased at the Pahrump Walmart six months later when I started thinking about backing up the first one. The first laptop was around $350, the second was on sale for $280.

Both machines have 237gb solid state hard drives, use identical AC adapters and are set up with the same apps and access to my online accounts. Most of the time I use the laptops on battery power (4-6 hours runtime) and leave one AC adapter plugged in at my downstairs desk where I also have my printer and the other in the bedroom for overnight charging.

I usually take the smaller machine and one AC adapter with me if I travel without the RV. Otherwise I use one or the other pretty much at random. I figure if one develops a problem I have a fairly complete and recent offline backup available in the other.
 

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I wish our respective companies would go the way of “BYOD” (bring your own device). The PC they gave me is junk, and husband would rather carry one device as well. He already does that with his phone.

But just one laptop for personal use, for me. Mail, messaging and pictures all replicate between my devices automatically.

Our company started with a policy of BOYD but it became untenable. Security, personal data conflicts (i.e. porn) and configuration incompatibility were big issues. Same thing happened when phones got smart.

Our IT department would spend way too many hours trying to fix a private computer that was not compatible with DoD level security measures. Connectivity issues were also a problem as our group of about 300 people worked remotely and were constantly having firewall issues, especially when the company made an upgrade.

By the time I retired no external storage device could be hooked up to a company computer. Thumb drives, external HDs, CD-RW and all the cloud places were blocked except the company one. You could not even send attached files in eMail unless the recipient domain was registered and had an export license in place.

Interesting about all the computers folks have. A have a dell laptop, a samsung tablet w/ bluetooth keyboard and a Samsung phone. I vowed to cut the Apple cord when I quit working and I did. I also have a Galaxy watch.

I keep 100% of my data in a Drop Box cloud with auto syncing as others have done. I use the laptop in the RV with separate 27" tv/monitor and on my desk with 2 X 24 monitors for 3 screens.

It's great to shoot some photos with my phone and know that pretty much instantly the photos are in dropbox and then mirrored to the HD on the laptop. Being old school about once every 2 months I mirror the laptop drive to an external 1tb HD. I used to leave the HDD plugged in an run an autosync app but haven't set it up in all my moving around in the last year.

I use the tablet everywhere else. I can do eMail, messaging, photos and it's also my entertainment system for bedtime reading or streaming tv. It also runs my iRig so I can use it for my guitar practice.

If it wasn't for spreadsheets I probably wouldn't have a laptop.
 

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Our company started with a policy of BOYD but it became untenable. Security, personal data conflicts (i.e. porn) and configuration incompatibility were big issues. Same thing happened when phones got smart.

There are definitely challenges and most security professionals would say no, BYOD is a recipe for disaster. And it can be. But it sure would be nice for those of us who can actually 'computer'. Interestingly, the company I work for lets consultants BYOD. They are issued a virtual desktop via Citrix, which makes me giggle a little bit. Nothing is truly secure.
 

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I'm a computer nut, but have nowhere near as many computers as some of ya'll.

I have the main desktop that's used for gaming, CAD, and video editing. I have one older mac that lives in the shop for running the CNC machines and youtube videos. Work provides a laptop.

I do have a 19" rack with a 1U and a 2U server in it with half a dozen VMs running on them.

I connect to a VNC terminal on one of the servers to have access to personal stuff from the work laptop.

My wife has her macbook, and we have an old laptop for each of the kids to use if needed for school. The son is using an old Toshiba running linux and the daughter usually uses an old Asus with windows 10 if she isn't using her school Chromebook.

There are various tablets and phones around the house.
 

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There are definitely challenges and most security professionals would say no, BYOD is a recipe for disaster. And it can be. But it sure would be nice for those of us who can actually 'computer'. Interestingly, the company I work for lets consultants BYOD. They are issued a virtual desktop via Citrix, which makes me giggle a little bit. Nothing is truly secure.
Our company offered up a guest network. Which made it challenging for vendors to do powerpoint pitches because all our "smart" conference rooms were wireless on the network.

Of course when the conference rooms got upgraded no one was allowed to buy a projector so it was "insider information" on who had squirreled away a projector. Then of course the first 15 minutes of the meeting was finding extension cords and figuring out how to plug the projector into the smart tv - LOL...

When Webex style conferencing came about we'd just have the vendor and some poor soul do a webex meeting with the vendor and project in the room. The unlucky person, of course, could not do eMail and ignore the presentation like the rest of us who didn't need to be there but were told to show up to make the vendor feel loved - Companies be crazy and "stuff"
 

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I have 4 chainsaws. Anybody... ??? :oops: :LOL:

I had 3 pole saws and 3 chain saws until recently.

I wore 4 of them out clearing my property this year - and only got 2 of 5 acres done - LOL. Down to one chain saw and one pole saw.

I also have 2 different sized sawzalls - do they count?
 

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