Toolkits. It seems like a lot of professions come with one. Carpenters, mechanics, engineers, make-up artists and tailors. They all have some form of chest will the tools of their trade at their disposal. So why don't system administrators usually have one?
All images are clickable for larger versions.
During my time at ING I felt the need to put together a sysadmin's toolkit grow by the month. Our team had a decrepit plastic box, filled with all kinds of miscelaneous crap at its disposal but we were usually looking around to find what we were looking for. In the end we got things sorted out pretty much, but it still wasn't perfect.
So, the plan was hatched to put together my personal tool chest, which could not be screwed up by anybody else since it's mine... ALL MINE!!
So anyway, today I finally got 'round to putting it together. I went to the local DIY to pick up a cheap toolbox and some other bits and pieces. Most of the stuff that went into the kit I had already lying around the house (mostly gathered during my time at ING). Here's a list of things that are in there already:
So... There's already a lot in there, but there are still a number of items missing that I'll be sure to include in the near future.
That's it for now. If you can think of anything else that would fit nicely into the sysadmin's toolkit, please e-mail me and tell me what you think is missing!
View or add comments (curr. 0)
All content, with exception of "borrowed" blogpost images, or unless otherwise indicated, is copyright of Thomas Sluyter. The character Kilala the cat-demon is copyright of Rumiko Takahashi and used here without permission.