Such a PC term, better than Jerry rigging or the worse one. List yours. Recently I found my alarm clock is too bright even on the dimmest setting. I used to cover it completely with a wash cloth but I want to be able to glance at it to see what time it is in the middle of the night during the various times I wake up. My solution? Put a pair of my black tights over the clock. Dims the brightness and still able to tell time.