If you pay for the power at your desk, and your power is expensive,
you learn the value of turning stuff off. Chargers for gadgets seem
to multiply, and each adds a bit more to the bill.
Desk Charger Timer
Yet they don't actually need to be on all the time.
A quick hack is done to have a Python script turn on a bank of gadget
chargers, and turn them off under automated control.
(5 February 2010)