I have my macbook on one of those usb cooling platforms. I have the myBook plugged into the platform. This works great when i connect. I come into work in the morning, hook up my laptop to the cooler as if it were a docking station. THe trouble is, if i just close the laptop and leave then i get yelled at for not disconnecting the external properly. i know it's easy to just eject the disk - but i'm a forgetful person...automating this process would be fantastic. In addition - while we're on the subject - does interrupting the time machine hourly backup do any damage? thanks all!