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Welcome

Welcome to our first blog entry...

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It got a bit damp on the inside…

Living in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle or the Lower Hunter, we’ve started to get used to the erratic weather patterns – particularly this summer, one of the wettest on record.  We were in our current location when the fateful weather event that grounded the Pasha Bulker hit...

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Sharing the warmth this winter…

As most locals would be aware we’ve had an insidiously cold winter.  Increased electricity and gas prices haven’t made getting and keeping warm any easier.  Added to the cold, the extra rain has just made things miserable for many people.

Good news is that now we’re...

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On holidays after lots of hard work…

Just a quick note to let all of our regulars know that as we do each year, we will be closing our shop for the long weekend at the end of September.  If you haven’t been in or past our shop lately then we have some fantastic news!
We’ve expanded!!
Charlestown Dive has...

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Have you seen our new shop?

Have you been in and seen our new shop?  We’ve made a substantial expansion in the last few weeks.  Charlestown Dive has closed down so we knocked some holes in our adjoining wall – er, with the landlords permission.  So we now occupy all 3 shops – ours and the 2 that...

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Pat the Dog - flat out, at work

A little frivolity.  Just for a change.  I’ve just uploaded my first video to YouTube.  It is a video of Pat the Dog, our Border Collie mascot that most customers will have encountered at either of our shops.

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It’s holiday time!

A quick and short update to our blog to let everyone know that we're on holidays until Monday the 7th of Jan, 2013 (both shops are closed).  I guess that means that Pat the Dog will have some more time to do what he does most - sleep.

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Swansea has moved!

On the 18th of March, we moved our Swansea shop from where it had been for located 7 years, to the other side of the traffic lights.

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About Sony Foundation…

Leading Edge Computers proudly supports the You Can http://www.youcan.org.au Sony Foundation.  

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Hunter Seniors Lifestyle, Wellness and Volunteering Expo

This Friday the 25th & Staurday the 26th we'll at the Hunter Seniors Lifestyle, Wellness and Volunteering Expo which is on at the Newcastle Jockey Club.  Free entry!  Everyone welcome.

 

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Spyware, Ransomware, Scamware, Malware or Scareware

Spyware, Ransomware, Scamware, Malware or Scareware...I've heard all of these names numerous times. These aren't often viruses at all but they can be equally malicious and for the sake of simplicity we'll just lump them all under the category of viruses.  It doesn't...

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Another year gone…

What a fantastic year we’ve had – who would have guessed that painting our shop windows would make so much difference to our sales figures!  Thank you to all those people that have supported us.
As another year rolls by, I look back and realise that Sue & I have now...

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Happy New Year!

Is it me getting older or do the years seem to go past faster and faster..?  Well, here we are, off to a fresh start for 2014.  Best wishes to all of you that were brave enough to make New Year resolutions, long may may you heed them.  Please - if you made resolutions...

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It’s time to say good-bye…

If you are an owner of a Windows XP computer, or a user of Office 2003, I’m really hoping that this isn’t new news.  If your computer connects to the internet, you have until April the 8th, 2014.  After this time, Microsoft will no longer be “covering you’re back”....

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Farewell to Pat the Dog – Wed 2nd July

Sad news today as we had to have our mascot Pat the Dog - who has been coming to work since he was 8 weeks old – put out of his misery.  Pat had severe arthritis, pancreatitis and several tumours. He was just over 14 years old - or, according to a chart in the Vet's...

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Thank you, we’ve had the chance to help others once again…

Sue & I are happy to report that we have had the opportunity to once again help some of those less fortunate in our community.

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Long weekend

Closed for the October long weekend

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What is Cryptolocker?

This is a relatively new virus (released late 2013) that we are seeing a massive resurgence in, over the last few weeks.  CryptoLocker is very, very different in the havoc it releases, should you get infected.

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On holidays!

For us it is the end of another extremely busy year.  Traditionally, we close our shop between Christmas and New Year.  This year we’re taking two weeks leave and closing at 1pm on Saturday the 19th...

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More holidays…

 

This proud Australian company will be closed Saturday 23rd and Monday the 25th so all of our employees may celebrate the Australia Day holiday with a 4 day long weekend.

 

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Easter Holiday

As part of our annual leave our shop is closed for observance of the four day Easter break.  Our team would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy Easter time. 

Good Friday - closed

Easter Saturday - closed

Easter Sunday - closed

Easter...

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A couple of other quick points:

A couple of other quick points:

 - please be aware that the amount of ransom-ware virus activity to Australia increased 6 fold over the 8 weeks of Feb & March 2016.  The latest attack is in the form of an AGL Gas Account – here is an article from the Sydney Morning...

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Closed for the Long Weekend

I hope that the rain that keeps returning clears for this Labour Day long weekend.  

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Moving shop!

We're on the move, yet again.  It is just part of retail life in an ever evolving Charlestown.  

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Moved shop!

We've moved shop.  Rather annoyingly, Telstra have not re-connected our telephones, so if you try to call our number, it just rings out.  I am sorry, but with Telstra there seems to be very little that we can do other than pester Mr Conroy - and I've already done that.  ...

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Phones now working…

Our phone is now working, albiet in a limited state.

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Moved!

Well, we're finally in our new shop!

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Holiday time

Our shop is now closed until we return, refreshed for 2017, on Monday the 9th of January.  That means that it is once again that time of the year to say thank you to all of our friends and customers that have supported us through out another fantastic year.  Our team...

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A big hole in the ground!

Not sure if anyone has driven past our old address of 105 Pacific Highway Charlestown in the last few days and managed a glance to where our old shop used to be?  Now there is just Bill Steam Shovel (okay, an excavator) digging a huge hole in the ground.
The old shop...

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Australia Day long weekend

G'day.  Just a quick note to advise that our shop will be closed Australia Day (of course) and that we are being a bit cheeky as we will be closed Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th.  Back at work, 9am Monday the 30th.

Hope that everyone has a wonderful Australia...

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Position Vacant

An exciting opportunity has become available for a retail superstar who can seamlessly transition into computer repair as required.

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Closed for long weekend

Another long weekend coming this Sat, Sun & Mon.  This is when we take the opportunity to have a break, in lieu of annual leave.smiley
And, very importantly, the Epping Model Train exhibition is on at the Brick Pit Stadium at the end of the freeway - definitely worth the...

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