On 11/25/2011 08:54 PM, David Riley wrote:
Oh yeah, power cables. I have so many and forget that
don't; sometimes I'll go somewhere and don't bring the cord and get
weird looks when I act surprised that my hosts don't have spare
I've experienced that myself. :) I was shocked to learn that there
are people who use computer equipment in their day-to-day lives who
don't have a box of power cables sitting around. I also laugh when
people (annoyingly) bring their broken (invariably PC) computers to me
to fix, with the power cable plugged into the back.
I've taken a liking to the Sterilite drawers that
you can buy from
Target relatively cheaply in stacks of three. They're stackable
beyond that (up to at least six comfortably) and come in a variety
of cheerful colors. I've got bins for power cables, power strips,
USB, Ethernet, serial, ribbon and lots of other categories.
I use those myself, lots of them. The ones I've standardized on have
drawers about 10" wide and maybe 2" deep. I use them for component
storage, with reels of surface-mount components in labeled ziploc bags
in the drawers.
New Kensington, PA