instead, here is an extremely stupid idea that just came to me.
1. turn on adb wifi debugging
2. sideload your favorite terminal, e.g.
(ok I lied. you will need your desktop/laptop/phone/whatever, exactly 1 time. step 2 will be skipped forever after that 1 time.)
3. fire up said terminal from the settings->applications menu.
$ adb devices
4a. if the above command shows no devices,
$ adb connect localhost
and proceed to step 5.
4b. if the command shows exactly 1 device, e.g. "emulator-5554", proceed to step 5.
4c. if the command shows more than 1 device (wtf?!) then you will need to specify a device of your choice ("-s somedevice") in every subsequent adb command, e.g.
$ adb -s emulator-5554 <whatever>
$ adb -s localhost:5555 <whatever>
$ adb install /sdcard/Download/foobar.apk
$ adb shell
$ adb uninstall -k com.something.somethingelse
6. profit? profit!