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Hardware & Technology / Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Last post by rcjordan on August 14, 2018, 11:53:24 PM »
Catch my next post to Ergophobe.
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Hardware & Technology / Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Last post by Drastic on August 14, 2018, 11:21:02 PM »
I have been sooo tempted to go crazy in this house. Every room has coax and ethernet. Wifi covers everything well enough to keep me at bay for now. If I ever get bored though, the build out will be fun.
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Marketing / Re: Move over millennials, itís Gen Zís turn to kill off industries
« Last post by rcjordan on August 14, 2018, 10:38:26 PM »
It's a good bet dog racing may end
In Florida, a waning generation of gamblers and trainers is up against animal rights advocates

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2018/08/14/feature/in-florida-a-fight-over-dog-racing-pits-a-waning-generation-of-gamblers-and-trainers-against-animal-rights-advocates/
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Water Cooler / Re: Good story. Mine's better.
« Last post by Rumbas on August 14, 2018, 08:48:54 PM »
Wow.
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Water Cooler / Re: Good story. Mine's better.
« Last post by ergophobe on August 14, 2018, 04:16:51 PM »
Classic. Just spent three weeks in Rochester including a doctor's visit with my father-in-law at the Mayo Clinic.
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Hardware & Technology / Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Last post by rcjordan on August 14, 2018, 03:05:46 PM »
I only have one router and a single remote repeater. It covers the house pretty well. Oddly, the guest wifi channel remained working but the primary wifi and ethernet ports were fried. I couldn't login as admin and a factory default reset didn't work and had the added bonus of killing the guest channel.

Having the primary wifi and cat5 out highlighted the negatives of smarthome creep.  Alexa would still do reminders, as they are processed on the device. That's 90% of what we use on those, so those were still usable. But I've been putting in a few switches and receptacles (without a hub) that I use for time clocks on some circuits --main water heater, kitchen hot water dispenser, Roomba vacs, desk lamp.  ALL of those used the primary wifi.  I've been reluctant to go deeper into the 'easy' smarthome controls because they use the cloud via wifi. This incident confirmed why I should remain reluctant.
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Marketing / Re: The tangled mess of marketing networks is crumbling
« Last post by aaron on August 14, 2018, 12:42:18 PM »
Quote from: Marc Andreessen
My old boss, Jim Barksdale, used to say thereís only two ways to make money in business: One is to bundle; the other is unbundle.

https://a16z.com/2013/12/18/the-future-of-work-cars-and-the-wisdom-in-saying-no/

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We are able to absolutely blow away the big agency offerings, usually by a factor of 5-10x. What many (all I've seen) charge and then deliver borders on criminal.
yup. it is not uncommon for the difference in returns to literally be orders of magnitude better going with a specialist
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Hardware & Technology / Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Last post by Drastic on August 14, 2018, 11:57:08 AM »
I'm loving my new Unify set up at the new house. Edge router plus long range access point covers both floors and to the far side of the pool. I just relocated it and remembered I've not had any issues since first install. Highly recommended.
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Marketing / Re: The tangled mess of marketing networks is crumbling
« Last post by Drastic on August 14, 2018, 11:35:11 AM »
This factor of businesses going straight to specialists has played out well for us. We target seo/ppc terms so that when people look for us, they already know they need SEO, PPC, etc. specifically. We do not target general marketing terms or make sales calls. They come to us, and I've always preferred that position of power.

We are able to absolutely blow away the big agency offerings, usually by a factor of 5-10x. What many (all I've seen) charge and then deliver borders on criminal.

We don't have dedicated account managers or sales people. So, they're not coddled. We do our thing and suddenly become part of the company family, or we never hear from them again b/c they can't stay on top of all the new inbound business. They keep paying and everyone is happy. (no contracts)
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