There's no difference between receiving an alarm that was sent via alarm or via kill. What makes you think that the latter can trigger signals when the former can't?
I didn't say that there was a difference. I explained very clearly how to use the alarm signal in a normal application. A signal is a "message" from the OS.
What's obfuscated about sending a signal with kill, whose very purpose is to send signals?
What is obfuscated is this "poetry" idea and using language constructs in "unnatural ways". I have no problem with strange code as an art form.