Web-based alarm clock just as reliable as Firefox

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Would you like to take a simple, reliable gadget and recreate it in software, where it becomes entirely reliant on the stability and continued operation of a more complicated piece of technology? Tom Churm has created an online alarm clock.

OnlineClock.net has been online since early 2006 and we strive to be the world’s most useful alarm clock you can use on the internet. We offer a wide range of different kinds of online alarm clocks, stopwatches, countdowns and timers … we don’t do rooster sound effects – we’re for grown ups!

Some of them have a nice retro look, like things BBC2 would leave on for 20 minutes before shutting down at 1 a.m. in the 1970s.

Online Clock

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4 Responses to Web-based alarm clock just as reliable as Firefox

  1. Anonymous says:

    Actually, this could be awfully useful for times when you need a quick timer or alarm and you have a browser open anyhow. If you’ve brought something to work for the Friday potluck, maybe it needs to go in the oven for 20 minutes at 12:10. Or maybe someone asks you to call them back in an hour. I generally have too much on my plate to be very good at remembering that sort of thing, but I always have a browser open.

    I agree that it’s pretty much absurd as a wake-you-up-in-the-morning alarm clock, but it could have utility at other times.

  2. Halloween Jack says:

    we don’t do rooster sound effects – we’re for grown ups!

    …and they just lost my business pretty much forever, right there.

  3. musicalwoods says:

    No, I wouldn’t.

  4. Lea Hernandez says:

    Goes well with the idea of shutting off machines that suck power even when idle, dunnit?

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