Lesson #2 of using an iPod Touch as your alarm

Check to make sure the volume isn't turned all the way down.  Otherwise it's a tree falling in a forrest when no one's around - not waking anyone up.  Which leads to a philosophical question for a newer generation: if an iPod plays a song, but its volume is turned down, does it make a sound?  Answer: shut the EFF up, I'm late for work.