We'll be having a quieter than usual Monday because of the NSW long weekend. Readers everywhere in Australia except Queensland, the NT and WA should remember to check for the daylight saving change (2am Sunday clocks go forward to 3am) on any device you possess that has a clock. While up-to-date PCs and Macs shouldn't have a problem, phones, PVRs and even hotel room keys are less predictable. Avagoodweekend!
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