Starting January 24, I will be taking a new job as a Senior Architect with Novell Consulting’s Linux and Open Source practice. As a consultant, I’ll be spending a good amount of time wherever the work is, so I expect Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport is going to become a second home to me.
Prior to this, I’ve always been a sit-at-my-desk developer, so this is a new experience for me. I’ll still have a fair amount of time behind a desk, only now the desk will be in my house when it’s not at a client site.
I’ll be taking some time to clean up the home office so that it will be usable for an actual eight-hour workday, as opposed to the two- to three-hour after-hours writing that I have done there previously.
The time I’ve taken setting up my desktop box with Ubuntu will certainly pay off, as I’ll be using it as the nerve center of my home office. It’ll be time to get the wireless router as well, so that the desktop, iBook, and company-issued laptop will all act as peers on my home network.
But I still need some help outfitting myself for travel. Besides the laptop and cell phone, I’ll obviously need an assortment of cables and accessories.
Aside from that, I’m at a loss. Does anyone out there have any tips for a new frequent traveller? Anything I can do to ease the pain of travel and bump me up against the technological limits without busting my budget?
Got any tips for a new Road Warrior?