Intrigued by the idea of the internet aware toaster: what would anyone using such a device or the toaster it’s self benefit by being internet connected
I can see some areas where having internet connected small devices makes sense however
I have two very handsome horses  but I don't have the land to keep them at home, I live in a two bedroom cottage without a garden. As a result 'i am renting space on a local horse yard / farm together with a few other people
I have set up a private web site, giving contact details for all the owners on site, the land owner and live web cams of the horses, some are simple wide angle views others have pan and zoom facilities. There is also a simple forum and PM service all running off a Raspberry Pi.
I won;t give details of this site, or the login credentials you would need to provide as I want to protect the horses safety and the owners identity but I suspect my knowledge of enforcing security in these matters is better than most but not as good as it should be and think we should be trying to push the security model as far as possible as @bryanlunduke argued in this episode
 At least I think they are - and it's my reason for keeping them.