middle-aged IT generalist guy, United States. from left, lens cleaning cloth, REI 1L nalgene, handkerchief, coffee tumbler, ridge wallet, generic grid lined notebook, Leatherman Signal, Pilot G2 .07 pen, keys for work with included tiny flashlight, and phone case (Peak Design Mobile) to represent the phone (Pixel 7 Pro) used to take the photo.

not pictured: car/bike keys, as the wife has the car today and it was snowing so i didn’t bike, and wristwatch because i forget, constantly, that i’m wearing it; it’s just a part of me. generic Timex Weekender with a nylon strap. does nothing special but tells me the time, accurately, on a face i can read, even in the dark.

  • @survivalmachine@beehaw.org
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    717 days ago

    You can tell you’re either an IT guy or a professional skateboarder if you have pockets big enough to hold both a nalgene bottle and a coffee tumbler.

    • hamtron5000OP
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      217 days ago

      I think it’s designed for outdoorsy stuff as it also has a firestarter component. but it definitely works well for basic networking stuff too!

    • hamtron5000OP
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      317 days ago

      it’s so handy. 99% of the time I use it to clean my glasses, but if I’m with someone who’s crying, if I need to clean off a screen, if something’s dusty or gross but I need to pick it up, if I get sweaty and need to wipe my brow, if something gets spilled and there are no napkins handy, etc I can use it. when my dad passed I got all his; he was a high school principal most of his career and carried one every day.

    • hamtron5000OP
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      217 days ago

      lol, yes it is! I got my glasses from there ages ago before I knew there were cheaper options. I like my glasses and need lens cleaning cloths all the time, so it works.

      • @Ashelyn@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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        213 days ago

        I thought I recognized the lettering through the backside of the cloth! When I got my prescription updated I decided to buy a “nice” pair of Warby Parkers and a couple swapout/“fun” frames from Zenni. Maybe it’s a bit consumerist but I like having a couple options to accessorize with depending on the overall look I’m going for.

    • hamtron5000OP
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      117 days ago

      Ascent for business, Outback for pleasure, lol. the Ascent is the car I drive for work, the Outback is my personal car.

    • hamtron5000OP
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      117 days ago

      good eye! my own car is an Outback (2018) and my work car is an Ascent (2022).