Dealing With Protective Brands & Their Fear Of Digital

Posted by Jason Roe on Jul 8, 2014 3:59:20 PM

Eamonn Grant - FEAR OF DIGITAL - Growth Hackers Dublin #3

Recorded 5th June 2014. Growth Hackers Dublin in the Irish Times, Tara Street, Dublin.

Next event Growth Hackers Dublin Meetup July 10th. [ http://t9.ie/ghack4vd ]

So I've got a job with probably one of the best brands in the world. In fairness to the AA, they really are, and voted most trusted brand in the UK only a couple of months ago. And I knew what was getting into. And so the problem with a perfect brand is that they're scared. They're very scared. They're scared of people like me and you because it's a 102-year-old business, and they've always done things the way they've done things, and they're trusted, and they have no Facebook page because of trust. You can't have a Facebook page so we could complain. Wouldn't that be terrible?

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Week in review..

Posted by Jason Roe on Oct 31, 2010 12:50:03 PM

Monday 25th, Louise and myself headed down to Cork for the long weekend. We ended up popping into her brother who is building a new house. It's a bit weird watching a house being built, the last time we were down there was just a steel frame and some foundation. It seemed like the whole house was almost there this time. The house is timber frame and is built on stilts.. its a metal frame that is 3 feet off the ground. I was poking round online looking for something behind a UK only wall and I was directed to expatshield check it out.

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Linksys WRT54GS Hanging or Crashing? Try DD-WRT

Posted by Jason Roe on Mar 15, 2007 5:24:49 PM

I have been having a lot of trouble with my home network as of late. The problems all started when I hooked up my new Linksys WRT54GS ap/router about 3 months ago. I heard great things about the WRT54G but I did all of the usual homework before I made the purchase. At the time, all of the official sources seemed to have gleaming reviews. Maybe I should have looked a bit deeper.

It seems the original versions of the WRT54G (v1, v2, v3) was the cream of the crop allowing owners to hack them to their hearts content. It turns out my Linksys was one of the later editions to the rage (WRT54GS v5.1). What they didn't say in the reviews was how the WRT54G has devolved into what can only be described as a crippled elderly anorexic snail. The device started out life with 32mb ram and 8mb flash and devolved into its current state with 16mb ram and 2mb flash. Maybe this was for cost saving, power or a change in target market, being honest I don't really know.

That being said, the router worked OK for a while. Then after about the second month, something strange started happening. My WRT54GS started dropping my wireless connection at random intervals. You can imagine how frustrating this can be!

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