||[Jan. 25th, 2006|08:51 pm]
I think someone painted "likes getting clocks as gifts" on my back, since I keep getting them (not that I'm complaining, really, just seems like an odd pattern).
My parents have given me 2 clocks -- one each for the past two Christmases.
One of them is this pin clock the other is a projecting clock (with external weather sensor.
I also got a analog wall clock that is mounted on a circuit board from a friend when I moved in (housewarming gift). These are all in my living room along with a rather standard digital alarm clock that is visible when the lights are out (below the tv).
A day or two ago hyperzot got me another clock, for letting him stay on my couch while he was looking for an apartment here (maybe he was just angry at the pin clock going click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click every 60 seconds and thought I needed a replacement). It is a tix clock and since it is sitting right on top of the ethernet hub on my desk at work, gets me a lot of comments as people walk by ("whats that?!" is generally the gist of them).
I've started telling them things other than "its a clock" (this generally gets a blank stare for about 90 seconds while they try to figure out how it is a clock). I'm using stuff like "radiation sensor", "service load indicator", "piece of the original star trek set". Other ideas?
Its really too bad you can't hook up a computer to it (say, via usb) and control it programicly.