I suggest we make a change to the clock, its roughly useless atm.
Shift + right click = opens HUD
Set a time of the minecraft day or night
Once the alarm is triggered it sends out a single tick redstone pulse if set in a frame.
Make clocks link with the time of day in the world so that once the time of day hits for the alarm to go off, it loads the chunk (if player isn't around) for say, 5-8 seconds? enough time for a farm or system to do whatever is needed and then it unloads the chunk.
These would help as timers and make clocks super useful to those of us that make redstone devices as they would reduce the cost of items needed to make redstone clock circuits, save space in builds and generally just give an added useful item to the game, just make the recipe need 4 more redstone dust to fill up the current clocks open corners in the bench.