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2005-02-04 18:32:17.809312+00 by petronius 9 comments

The latest for all you incipient narcoleptics out there: An alarm clock whose ringer can only be deactivated by assembling a jigsaw puzzle atop the clock. The catalog page for this diabolical contraption warns that it might be a choking hazard for little children. And to the guy who gave it to you when you stuff it (still ringing) down his throat!

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-04 19:12:31.55136+00 by: Diane Reese

Aaaarrrgh! YES!! I need one of these for Younger Sloth, er, Son, but the only two online sources I can locate seem to be in Australia and England. If anyone finds one closer to the USA, would you let me know, please? (Or if you happen to be traveling to/from either of those countries and would consent to picking up and carrying a parcel back with you...) I may have to swallow hard and pay the freight to ship from down under, though.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-04 22:55:31.117194+00 by: Nancy

Diane, just find a blogger from Australia and offer to trade? Don't know what that would save you but it might be fun, a la the great blog exchange "(http://studiozoe.com/journal/524/the-great-international-secret-blog-exchange)"[Wiki]

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-04 22:57:21.521745+00 by: Nancy

OK I tried to put that link in my comment above using Dan's instructions on the comment page, but I obviously JUST DIDN'T GET IT! Excuse me, my non-geek-status is showing. I have to leave and go to another room now. To do something decidedly non-geekly, like quilt maybe.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-04 23:48:04.742319+00 by: Dan Lyke [LID/893] [edit history]

Sorry, Nancy, there are two ways to do that:

  1. Put the HTML in, ala <a href="url here">link text here</a>
  2. Put underscores around the words you want to quote, like _this is a link_[Wiki](put the url in here).

When I say "underscore quoted", what I mean is use the underscores like quotes.

Or, if you just put the link directly in the text, it'll be made into a link, like:

  1. http://studiozoe.com/journal/5...ternational-secret-blog-exchange

[edit: Whoops. Yes. Thank you, Diane]

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-05 00:27:25.069177+00 by: Diane Reese

He'll probably edit to fix it, Nancy, but Dan's example in 1. above does not include correct HTML for the closing anchor link. It should be < /a > but without the spaces.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-05 19:33:08.277204+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

Hmmm... didn't know you could do that. I thought underline quoting was only for the wiki[Wiki]

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-05 20:39:08.374555+00 by: TheSHAD0W

It probably wouldn't work for me, as I tend to sleep through most alarm clocks going off.

The only thing that reliably works for me is an alarm clock with a CD player, loaded with GWAR. <shudder>

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-05 23:52:25.361321+00 by: baylink

My favorite one was the alarm clock that you snoozed by throwing it across the room. This had the expected effect when it went off the second time.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-08 15:04:26.601692+00 by: ebradway

I remember years of trying to find the CTRL-ATL-DEL on the clock. I also spent many too groggy mornings trying to figure out how to reprogram the alarm so that I can sleep longer but not be late (i.e., make time stop). Something in the back of my head seemed to honestly think that there was a combination of snooze and timesets that would result in greater sleep without taking up more time.

Maybe I should only set my alarm to go off on prime numbers... That might be it!