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I don't. I wrote a little backup utility I use extensively and everything of any importance lives on a 32GB flashdrive that I keep with me. USB v3 of course. I found a deal at newegg and got three of them for four bucks each. I have everything I wrote at my previous three employers on there too and that's rather handy since it covers over twenty years of work. Surprisingly, much of it is still relevant for me since I still use MFC to write desktop apps but that will change when we choose a suitable successor and clear up enough time for the rewrite(s). BTW - these aren't really desktop apps. They are actually automation systems that control machines and/or talk to other stuff.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"
I'm self-employed working from home so yeah, I take my laptop dev machine home. In fact my 4 y/o laptop travels when I travel, usually one day a week. I actually despise working on the smaller keyboard/single screen and gave up long ago on the crappy trackpad with invisible buttons. It'll work in a pinch but is no substitute for a real workstation with all the goodies.
Mine has a port replicator at home, so I connect to dual monitors (portrait and landscape) and proper keyboard and mouse. Even last week when I 'took my show on the road' I brought along the keyboard and mouse.
We all take ours home, they don't like us leaving our lappies at the office, due to break-ins etc. And some of us are on stand-by for support, so we need them with us anyway. And if something were to happen that we couldn't go into work (due to transport, etc.) we havee our dev machine with us.
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