Favorite Tech – Pelican Micro Case 1020

I’ve been working lately to try and streamline the tools and methods I use, and I’ve even been fine-tuning the transport of that equipment.

One thing I’ve adopted lately (that I can’t live without) are various sizes of hard plastic water-proof / crush-proof cases made by Pelican Products. Here is one of my favorites:

Pelican Micro Case 1020

There are a plethora of Pelican Micro Cases, and the odd sizes can make it a bit overwhelming (or trial-and-error) to find the right size case. The 1020 Micro Case is the perfect size for 2.5” portable hard drives. It has a rubberized insert in the bottom and a clear lid so you can see what’s inside.

Pelican Micro Case 1020

The drive shown in this picture is a Western Digital 1TB 2.5” USB 2 drive.

Something to note – the Pelican Micro Cases are a bit tall, so they won’t fit that easily in a hard-sided bag. However, if you carry your laptop around in a backpack, this is the perfect way to add some protection.

I’ll highlight some other favorite tech things on the blog, and you’re welcome to share your ideas and tools too!

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Microsoft MVPv6

I got a nice email from Microsoft on Tue Jan 1, 2013:

Microsoft MVP Award - 2013

Dear Tim Barrett,

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2013 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Small Business Server technical communities during the past year.

The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say "Thank you for your technical leadership."

Mike Hickman
Community Engagement

This marks my sixth year receiving the MVP Award (2008-2013) and I certainly don’t deserve it (just ask Rob Pearman, he can vouch for that ;-). 

Thanks Microsoft! And a special thanks goes to Michelle Campbell, my MVP Lead! I really look forward to 2013 – it should be quite an interesting year.

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