On Nov 25, 2011, at 20:28, Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:
In article <4ECFACD2.26142.156CA36 at cclist.sydex.com>,
"Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com> writes:
[...] Duplicates [of cables]
are squirreled away in boxes where I can forget about them.
Over the years I've accumulated a huge number of power cords and a
variety of SCSI and serial cables.
Oh yeah, power cables. I have so many and forget that other people 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 computer cords.
Interestingly enough, we got a new coffee percolator recently that has an IEC cord.
That's very convenient, because replacements for the old Farberware ones were getting
hard to find. I understand, though, that this is common practice in Europe for tea
Since I have cats, I buy cat litter in large plastic
make for great storage of cables once the cat litter has been used up.
They come with lids that are reusable and they're made from white
plastic so I can write on them with a sharpie to say what's in them.
They have lids that allow them to be stacked and each one has a
swinging handle as well. They work great for storing rarely accessed
stuff like this in a space efficient manner.
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.