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4 November 2017

Only a public service announcement (of nearly the most significant kind) would oblige us to interrupt the weekend. We could just have tweeted this reminder but we take our responsibilities seriously. And you should too if only for tonight. The occasion? The end of Daylight Saving Time (for those of us under its thumb) at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Which instantly becomes 1 a.m. again.

Your reward for extended vigilance is another hour's sleep.

Fortunately our computers and smartphones are smart enough to set themselves. But that's about it. The rest require "intervention," as surgeons are fond of calling it.

After many years of experimentation, we've settled on changing all the clocks when making the rounds before retiring on Saturday night. That's trickier than it sounds if we've finished the bottle of wine at dinner.

We count our blessings the old VCR has been retired, but there's still the cordless VOIP phones, the toaster oven, the microwave, the oven, the kitchen clock (why four clocks in one room?), the assorted clock/radios, the garage door clock (we couldn't believe it either but it tells the temperature too), the shop clock, the atomic clock in the bunker and the clock in the car before we can hit the sack.

Still we always manage to forget one. Like the clocks in our cameras. Hence this public service announcement. Set the clock in your cameras for the end of Daylight Saving Time tonight.

If you didn't get this notification in time, you can always use our free Photo Time Machine to set things right. We're here to help, after all.

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