Just made an aux battery for my usb drives, so I don't have to depend on ACPI getting them spun up before my laptop wakes up. Soldered an old USB data/power wire into the hub so that the power wire could go to a cell phone charging battery while the data wire plugs into the laptop. It worked.
He he he, I would not be so cruel @Alan Cox: One resistor sticking in the other way, awwww, the thought of it makes me cringe. It hurts the eyes. As far as the capacitor goes.... yeah. Been there, felt that. It is annoying when your project is stuck on a 1ct or less piece.