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Simple Pleasures

Illustration of a person in front of a calendar.

Sometimes it is the simple pleasures in life that bring those little bits of joy. As the new year starts, and it is the beginning of a new quarter, the time has come to make a change.

Overdue Change

This particular change, I believe, is overdue. Something that should happen - according to the experts - every three months. Not exactly sure when this change was supposed to occur. Was expecting a notification or a reminder to make the change. Alas, it did not come. As a result, I decided that this would be a good time to make the change.

Some months ago, don’t recall specifically when, but we got new SoniCare toothbrushes. The ones that we had previously use the older style heads that were getting, increasingly, difficult to find - especially the ones with the smaller brush head.

One of the features of the new toothbrushes was they are supposed to notify you when it is time for a replacement. I’m not talking about the changing of the color of the bristles as they age; though the bristles do this. Instead, I am referring to a light that shows up on the handle that is supposed to prompt you to make the change.

The light never lit up.

I am guessing that there is some type of a counter within the handle that triggers the lighting of the notification after a certain number of uses. I would think that it would have some type of internal clock that would count the number of days since the new head was attached.

Now, you might ask, what about when you remove the head to put in the travel case? How would you account for the removal and reattaching of the head? Well, the heads that this particular handle uses are ‘smart’. If they are ‘smart’ heads, they should be able to have a unique identifier in them that communicates with the handle. The programming of the handle should be able to count the days that the particular head is attached and use that information to trigger the notification.

Digress Much?

Ah, yes, I do digress.

Back to the simpler pleasure. That feeling of a new head on your SoniCare when brushing your teeth is a great feeling. Makes one want to brush their teeth more.

Something simple to be grateful for.

-Michael.

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