so, i bought a new microwave oven
as with any microwave oven, it is annoying and chock full of UX missteps
one of them is the end-of-cooking beep
it will beep like six times when the food is done
which is fine, sure, whatever
but it doesn't stop beeping just because you open the door... no, it has to beep all six times, like the pain in the ass it is
it has a blessedly rare feature tho: a mute function
you can, by holding down an overloaded button, turn all the beeping off foreverrrrr (or until you turn it back on)
so this is great, i have a nice quiet microwave oven now!
except... i still want to know when the food is ready
*does a bong hit*
*looks at the audience for a moment*
here is my idea
now, i want to let you know that i am actually a legit electrons enginerding technopologist
and this idea needs some sober thought before execution, cuz idk it might be dangerous
consider, for a moment, magnets
you may not know how they work, and in fact, you might not know how they work. this is okay! you don't have to understand them to use them every day at your job!
but, let me try to remember this whole thing
so electrons moving through zappy-snakes make magnet waves
and these magnet waves will attract things that are ferrous
if i recall correctly; honestly i'm just a software engineer with a knack for firmware and i may be wrong. that's why this needs thought
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