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8 March 2014

Our bi-annual public service announcement obliges us to remind you today that Daylight Saving Time begins (for those of us under its thumb) at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Which instantly becomes 3 a.m.

Fortunately today's computers are smart enough to set themselves. But that's about it. The rest require "intervention," as surgeons like to call it.

After many years of experimentation, we've settled on changing all the clocks when making the rounds before retiring on Saturday night. With relief we remember the old VCR has been retired, but there's still the toaster oven, the microwave, the oven, the kitchen clock (why four clocks in one room?), the assorted clock/radios, the shop clock, the answering machine clock, the antique Casio solar chronograph we named Patek Philippe, the atomic clock in the bunker and the clock in the car.

After tending to all those (and the car clock manual, which explains which hidden radio keys to use), we can hit the sack, exhausted, only to be rewarded by losing an hour of rest.

Guess which clocks we still manage to forget. Right, the clocks in our cameras. Hence this public service announcement. Set the clock in your cameras for Daylight Saving Time tonight.

And if you don't happen to make the change before you shoot some photos, don't worry. Download Pasini's Time Machine, our free utility to fix the time on those images.

After you set the clocks in your cameras.

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