So the other day my wife calls me on the phone and tells me our hub is unplugged and that she can’t print. I tell her to just grab the unplugged cable off the floor that fits and plug it into the hub. Unfortunately, there were three things that I did not know. The first is that the power supply for an IBM ThinkPad has the same connector as the power supply for a NetGear hub. The second is that I had the power supply for an IBM ThinkPad from my old job plugged into the wall for when I brought my laptop home. The third is that ThinkPad power supplies provide a lot more power than hub power supplies (although I could have guessed this one). Anyway, after a bad incident involving heat, I had to order a new hub from yesterday.