Waking up in the morning...
I've been having a bit of trouble waking up in the morning. My room is dark, and it's winter.
Well, I had a really good idea - I read about those 'dawn' simulation lamps, that you set to start brightening about 20 minutes before you have to wake up (fake dawn).
Well, I can't afford one, but I can afford a powerpoint timer - http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/487a64770b80e6fe273fc0a87f3b...
Which just switches on the power at the time you set. So, I hooked up a lamp to it beside my bed. It worked really well. I just woke up, alert in the morning, before my alarm went off.
Unfortunately, I'd misset the timer, and it was an hour earlier than I needed to get up. :rolleyes:
Oh well. I'll tell you how it goes tomorrow morning - just thought it might be useful for other folks trying to get going in the morning. ;)