There are lots of net resources for this. I recommend alt.drunken.bastards Try this for beer info.
For more interesting things, rec.drugs.* can help you. See this page for more info (for educational use only, I'd never, etc etc)
Bradford, UK: Kirkgate shopping center, Choosys kiosk. 4 types. 100g for 2GBP.
Manchster, UK: Coffee shop at Piccadilly railway station
Christchurch, NZ: Discoveries, on Victoria St., Fudge cottage, coffee cart at University of Canterbury Students' Association.
UK: Sainsbury's, Wittards.
London, UK: Cafe Republic, South Molton St (Off Oxford St)
Madison, WI, US: Capps Food Center.
Toronto, ON, CA: The Country Kitchen, Eglington Station.
Hanover, NH, US: The Chocolate Shop Bar Harbor, MA, US: Ben and Bills Chocolate Emporium (these do mail order)
US Mail Order: Porto Rico Importing Co, 1-800-453-5908.
US: Some starbucks
You can also make your own. Melt some chocolate, place some coffee beans in it, and Bjorn Stronginthearm's your uncle!
For a stronger caffeine hit, try
D&E Pharmaceuticals & Nutritionals 206 Macopin Road Bloomingdale, NJ 07403 1-800-221-1833With a large selection of legal stimulants.
Next in line is a good LART. A 2x4 works fine, but a real professional needs something a little more effective. Unfortunately, this is a very personal thing, and no consensus has yet been reached on the group. Everything from a simple, 7.65mm Walther (for the Bond fans only, it's not a very good gun) to a 155mm with depleted Uranium rounds has been suggested, some even going for exotic things like Thermite, nukes or flamethrowers. For further info, look at the rec.guns home page
You can find a lot of cool stuff at Military Surplus stores. (Sadly, they don't sell the
When you can't use the LART (eg, you don't want to damage a computer), water pistols and Nerfs are excellent substitutes. Nerfs, for those of you outside the US, are a range of foam weapons. Don't leave ~ without it.
The leatherman is another useful tool. The Perl of swiss army knifes, this shouldn't be too hard to find.
Finally, there are some tools a sysadmin is forbidden from having. Adequate
computing power is first on this list, but the most important is called a
[ FAQ maintainerss note: could someone send me some info on this? I've
heard of it, but never had one. I have been told it is a simulation
environment of cellular automata.]
[ HTML converter's note: Me too ]
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