I’ve been wondering what to do for a Tech Tuesday post. I just bought a new camera, but I haven’t taken any pictures with it, so I can’t judge it well yet. Maybe after I come back from Seattle.
I’ve found a new (or new to me) blogging tool, but I really want to use it for a week before I comment on it.
Then I remembered dear Fancy Schmancy’s Ode To My Alarm Clock. Saving my bacon, thanks.
This bad boy is my Yorx clock radio that I bought form DAK. (For those of you not into tech in the 80’s, DAK was a like a mail order Sharper Image / Radio Shack [wiki]) I bought this back in my sophomore year of college. Winter of 1985 I believe. The cassette player hasn’t worked in two decades, but the radio works fine. And fact that the speakers are hooked in with a standard RCA plug means that I can move the speakers. Normally I have the left speaker tucked around the corner in the bath.
My frienemy sits across the room, so I can see it over the foot of my bed, but I would have to get out of bed, and walk across the room to get to that little silver sleep button. And once I’ve stood up, there’s not point in laying back down. Might as well listen to some tunes on XRT.