Sensible defaults

Last night I was woken up at midnight by the bleeping noise from downstairs. I blearily wandered down in search of it…

It turned out to (as I’m sure you’d already surmised) to be clock radio in the spare room. It had inadvertently been prodded into alarm mode. And the default alarm time is 12:00am. Bah! Surely it wouldn’t have been too much effort for the firmware designers to initialise the alarm time to 7:00am. I cannot believe that there’s so little spare in a clock radio processor (I’m assuming it’s software…, but even if it’s gates, the same applies) that a few extra initialising loads are out of the question!

If I ever have to write firmware for a clock – the alarm will default to something less irritating!

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