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Ransomware

It’s our worst fear, isn’t it?  That we’ll be hit by a virus such as   “Wanna Decryptor” or “WannaCry”?  This particular virus, which has received a lot of publicity… 263 more words

Finance And Business

The Salvo breakfast

I’ve been to the breakfast launch of the Salvation Army’s “Red Shield” appeal each year for a number of years now.   It’s well-attended (600+ people this year) mainly by “business types” (ought I be flattered that I still get invited?), and has a slick program. 130 more words

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Buying a small appliance ....

It was decided that we needed to new electric heater (why/what type:  long story…let’s not go there).    So we researched availability on the internet.  And yes, Harvey Norman had what we wanted, at a competitive price. 204 more words

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Aldi Camberwell

I’d heard that Aldi had opened a new store at Camberwell, and I was over that way so I called in.   Local hearsay has it that the Woolworths at Camberwell is the most profitable Woolies in the state (but I can’t verify this).   170 more words

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Shock, horror......

The business pages of the newspaper had an article about the profits tobacco companies are making in the US – illustrated by a picture of naked cigarette packs!    37 more words

Finance And Business

Supporting the locals (2)

When posting from Echuca a few weeks back, I commented that the local wine stores didn’t seem to promote wines from nearby regions.   I said that, for example, at the Echuca Dan Murphy store, there seemed to be more interest in promoting overseas wines and that the few  “local” wines that were available were just integrated into the standard range. 126 more words

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"Private" parking areas

I’ve previously blogged about the difficulties that the owners of private parking areas might have in collecting the charges that they say they will impose if you overstay the allowed time. 136 more words

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