February 20, 2007
Setting the Time
How to set the time on a British Telecom Freelance XD 510 telephone-answering-machine, in case you ever need to:
- Press the Menu Button twice and then press zero twice, and then the star key (perfectly intuitive so far?).
- At the prompt, press a number for the day of the week (starting with 1 for Sunday), then immediately the four-digit representation of the time on a 24-hour clock.
- That's it. Easy peasy, if you know how.
It took me 7 months in this house to get irritated enough to find out how to set the time. It is nice to know when callers left their message, given that the machine has the capability (but was thus far spouting incorrect times picked out of a hat).
It only took me about 10 seconds to find the manual online (the phone belongs to our landlords), and another 30 seconds to perform the prescribed actions. Life is funny.
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Especially "funny" when you think about God and time, as in eternity, and space, and state-line border time zone changes, and the international dateline! And time as considered in different countries. Think of time in Switzerland (train schedules in particular, where I missed a train by 10 seconds as the doors closed EXACTLY on time...you and your father were in it, and I got left at the station between a small town and Bern when I got out to get some apple juice for my thirsty daughter). And then there is Spain or Italy, where time seems always to be of less sigificance or even approximate!
Enough philosophy! Just had a nap, must still be dreaming! Yes, very funny!
Posted by: Patricia Taylor | Feb 20, 2007 10:05:15 PM