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D’Oh

Today I learned that although my phone will turn itself on to sound an alarm — a pretty cool function, so you needn’t leave your phone on overnight just so it can wake you in the morning — iCal events with alarms on them don’t wake the phone. This normally wouldn’t bother me, but I learned this the hard way. After setting alarms for all my morning classes and syncing with my mobile, I assumed I’d be woken with all the usual fanfare that a loud, vibrating, flashing phone can muster. No such luck 5 minutes isn’t what I’d call “adequate” time to finish the phone call I’d just received (from the house phone… which thankfully did wake me before class), eat something, get dressed, collect my gear and go. But hey, a hot-cross-bun and a bottle of coke is everything a busy student needs for breakfast, right?