Daylight saving ends in Australia and the Ikea VIKIS digital clock

If you own an Ikea VIKIS digital clock and you no longer have the instruction/user manual here are the instructions. 

It has the instructions on how to change the time settings. 

I reproduce them here for your information.

VIKIS alarm clock has date, time and alarm functions and background lighting. In addition to the alarm function you can also activate an optional function that gives a signal every hour (chime) and a snooze function that lets you wake up gradually.

FUNCTION BUTTONS
The SET and MODE buttons are used to set the various functions of the clock. Please see below for a more detailed description and illustrations.
The LIGHT button is used to switch on the background lighting.
HOW TO SET DATE AND TIME
1. Press the SET button 4 times to display MONTH. Use the MODE button to set the correct month.
2. Press the SET button once more to display DAY. Use the MODE button to set the correct day.
3. Press the SET button one more time to display HOURS. Use the MODE button to set the correct hour. Note that A P or H appears to the right of the display. A = AM P = PM H = 24-hour clock. (Choose the desired format by pressing the MODE button.)
4. Press the SET button again to display MINUTES. Use the MODE button to set the correct minute value.
5. To save the settings you have entered. press SET and then MODE.
HOW TO VIEW CURRENT SETTINGS
Press the MODE button to see the current settings.
Press 1 time to show current alarm time.
Press 2 times to show current date.
Press 3 times to show current seconds (Press SET to zero the seconds.)
Press 4 times to return to current time.

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I’m not a fan of daylight saving. It would be more convenient not to have it. We have this silly situation when in Summer we have five time zones. If anything we should do reverse daylight saving time in the northern parts of Australia in the dry season (but that is another argument for another time). One of my pet peeves is when people use the Australian acronyms for the times incorrectly.

AEST means Australian Eastern Standard Time (you can figure out C = central and W = Western) 

AEDT Australian Eastern Daylight Time It is not AEDST nor does AEST stand for Australian Eastern Summer Time

For reasons that escape me, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) a government funded organisation doesn’t follow the Australian Government Style Manual which sets out nicely the proper terms. 


Check out what I got up to this afternoon here.  

I can’t write a post without some food photographs

Leftover roast beef from last night used to make a wrap with Bega cheese, spinach leaves and chard
Leftover roast beef from last night used to make a wrap with Bega cheese, spinach leaves and chard
Leftover roast beef from last night used to make a wrap with Bega cheese, spinach leaves and chard
Leftover roast beef from last night used to make a wrap with Bega cheese, spinach leaves and chard
Leftover roast beef from last night used to make a wrap with Bega cheese, spinach leaves and chard
Leftover roast beef from last night used to make a wrap with Bega cheese, spinach leaves and chard
Salmon and fennel salad with some red chilli pepper
Salmon and fennel salad with some red chilli pepper

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4 Responses

  1. Nice looking salmon with the fennel salad. I just spent the morning catching up with all your posts. I enjoyed seeing how you get your great photos with your little permanent set up. What surprised me was that your restaurant photos are usually taken with your iPhone…they turn out so well. I just got the 6 but having tried using the camera on it.

    1. Thanks for visiting all the posts Karen and for your very kind words. I love the iPhone 6. The camera is really good. I use an app called Photoshop Express to touch things up a little before posting.

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