A few moments ago I couldn’t find my wallet. It wasn’t in my pocket. It wasn’t in my laptop bags. It wasn’t in my luggage. The only other place it could have been was back at Darren’s place where I had stayed last night whilst attending CodeCampSA.
The whole incident reminded me of just how important it is to have your various identification cards available to you. I wasn’t too worried about my credit cards or my key cards, it was all about whether I would be able to get onboard my flight at the end of the day (although granted, it would be hard to pay for a taxi in Sydney without any cash/credit cards).
Wallet’s are a single point of failure, and the fact that they are easily misplaced makes them a particularly unreliable component – which makes it much worse. I would happily go to a series of embedded chips which were impossible for me to lose just to avoid the stress caused by misplacing identification cards.
Fortunately, I’m an idiot. I had simply put my wallet in the wrong laptop bag, and in a difficult to reach location in that laptop bag.