My newest toy is a Linksys NSLU2, a little plastic box (no bigger than my hand) with an ethernet port and 2 USB ports. It’s designed to be an instant file server… just plug in an USB hard disk and it works. But the real fun is that it runs Linux; you can swap out the firmware, telnet in and install some useful software. There are even easy-to-install packages. Too bad it only has 1 ethernet port, otherwise I’m sure my boss Nico would want to try it out as a firewall.