Time to change your clock

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras & Equipment' started by ddindy, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    This is your annual reminder to give in to the insanity of setting your clocks back an hour so that sunrise and sunset come much too early. And if you have battery-powered hazard detectors in your home, either change the batteries or upgrade to long-life lithium batteries. If you do that latter, post a reminder on the detector to check the batteries annually to make sure they're still up to the job.
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  2. Thanks for the "timely" reminder. We always do this and we put the date on the battery so we know when we last changed it in case we decide that we need to do this in the spring at the next time change. It's good to check the detectors twice a year in any case. Sometimes we have to buy 9 volts just for this purpose.

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  3. Tim

    Tim Administrator Staff Member

    We do the same thing.
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  4. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    It's the second Sunday in March, which means it's time to SPRING FORWARD and lose an hour of sleep. Be sure to set any remaining manual clocks and, if necessary, turn on the DST switch on your cameras.
    And be sure to check or replace the batteries on all of your danger detectors.
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  5. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    It's the first weekend in November, and time to fall back. Sleep an extra hour on Sunday, then set all of your clocks (including the ones in your cameras) to one hour earlier. If you still have clocks that have to be set, that is.

    When will this madness end?

    Check your detector batteries, too.
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  6. gary

    gary Member

    i have mixed emotions about ending daylight savings, because at least some do remember to check all he batteries in the detectors, just came back from costco with a sleeve of batteries and ready to do my biannual sweep and battery replacement
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  7. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    This Sunday is the second Sunday in March, time to set your clocks ahead and get up an hour earlier for the next eight months. Don't forget to check your detector batteries!

    Personally, I set my clocks ahead on Friday so I can adjust over the weekend and don't feel as bad when I have to get up an hour earlier on Monday morning.
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  8. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    Believe it or not, it's that time of year again. For those of you who still drive to work, you'll be doing it in the dark for the next 4 1/2 months. Set your clocks back this weekend and use the extra hour to write your legislators to demand that they freeze the clocks instead of changing them next November.

    Add don't forget to change the batteries in those detectors that can't save your life if they have dead batteries.
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  9. This is also the time of year that everyone finds out they are out of 9 volt batteries.
    Oh well, back to Lowes Depo yet again...
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  10. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    This time it's not the time you need to change, it's the year. I configure my Nikons to put a copyright date in the EXIF data. I also configure them to put the two-digit year in the photo file name. If you also do something like that, it's time to change 23 to 24.
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  11. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    Time seems to fly by. It seems like it was just a few months ago that we had to switch to early darkness mode. This weekend it's time to switch to "more daylight after work so we can do fun things" mode. And, as gary always says, change your nastiness detector batteries. The life you save may be your own.
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