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Clocks [Jan. 25th, 2006|08:51 pm]
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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.

From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-26 07:53 am (UTC)
Those are some pretty awesome clocks, though... if you have to get them, they may as well rule.

A cuckoo clock would be neat too.
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[User Picture]From: ryanov
2006-01-26 07:54 am (UTC)
Shit, that was me. It keeps logging me out lately. Stupid security. ;)
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[User Picture]From: genuinekfc
2006-01-26 03:18 pm (UTC)
Those are some cool clocks. I think you need a Binary Clock next to the Tix clock. When someone asks, "What are those?" you reply, "The same thing."

Other ideas:
ChronoLogical Optical Console Keepsake (or C.L.O.C.K. for short)
Heat Sensor for the ethernet hub ("Whoa, looks ready to melt!")
Air Health Monitor (or Smog Sensor)
the real Flux Capacitor ("Look! As you stare at it, you are being propelled into the future!")

...I think klari's punning is contagious.
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[User Picture]From: genuinekfc
2006-01-26 03:31 pm (UTC)
No, ChronoLogical Optical Computerized Kaleidoscope!

Nouns that start with the letter "k" and make sense are in short supply.
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2006-01-26 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, when I was handed the tix clock, I was trying to figure out how to read it, and I thought it *was* a binary clock...

So, clearly I need one of those too.
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[User Picture]From: genuinekfc
2006-01-26 04:26 pm (UTC)
Haha! So was I, until I clicked the link for one of the pictures & read that it was based on numbers, not the arrangement of lit squares.
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