When the alarm starts in the morning, most folks have to reach out and press the snooze button. Many people can do this without even waking up or being aware of it happening. For this effort, they are rewarded with 9 more minutes of slumber.
I have to get out of bed, turn on the monitor, wait for it to warm up, log in (username, password), and type ‘snooze’ at the command line. For this effort, I get only 5 more minutes of napping. Most days, it’s hardly worth the effort, and I just stay out of bed. Which is, of course, the point.
This morning I woke up about 30 minutes late, to discover that crond had died at some point, for some unknown reason. The disconcerting thing was that I would still wake up at such an unpleasantly early hour, even without the alarm.