Setting up the
- USB hub
- External hard drive used for backups (I'm such a good little nerd)
- Inkjet printer
- Powered computer speaker system (I like my iTunes)
- Cordless phone
- Voice over internet phone converter*
- Answering machine
- Charger for my PDA (nerd, nerd, nerdy, nerdy, nerd)
Just imagine the heat these put out! I guess my feet won't be getting cold in the winter... And it was worse - I disconnected an external CD burner, with associated power brick, this morning because I don't use it much now.
I think there's a fortune to be made here. If someone could invent a universal power brick that you could plug several devices into simultaneously, I would buy it.
* This sounds cooler than it really is. Voice over internet phone (VOIP) service is okay, but not wonderful. We didn't have a choice. The University, in it's wisdom, decided that the new building we're in had to be all VOIP. Of course that causes a few issues with things like fax machines (which don't work with VOIP) and emergencies with power outages (how do we call for help?). Minor issues according to the University hierarchy...