Saturday, September 27, 2003



Low batt

There's something in the kitchen area chirping right now. It only chirps every 10 minutes. I imagine that it is a "low battery" chirp, but I've never heard this particular chirp before so I cannot imagine which device is having a problem. It's not any of the 3 cell phones in the house, or any of the cordless phones, or any of the PDAs -- they are all accounted for. This has been going on for several hours. At this point I have rounded up and moved all the devices that could potentially be it (10 of them), along with my wife's purse and the kids' backpacks, into my office. Yet the chirp continues in the kitchen every 10 minutes.

So what do I do? Do I have set a timer, wait for the 9 minute mark, go stand in the kitchen and wait for the thing to beep so I can fix its location to a quadrant? Then wait 10 more minutes more to try to get it down to a sector in that quadrant? I want to be able to walk in the kitchen and say, "OK, Who's beeping???" and have the device say, "It's me! please save me before I die!" so that you can find it. Or something. There has to be a better way...

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