As you may know by now, I'm in Taiwan. Live is pretty good here, especially the internet -- I'm sitting on a pretty decent 12M/1M connection. But the company I have my internet through seems pretty laid back about network usage
-- which for me isn't good. Their entire IP subnet appears banned from IRC, which means I have to be a little sneaky when I want to talk to my I.T. friends in New Zealand. Worse, some websites even banned the entire subnet:
Luckily, Tor+Privoxy+FoxyProxy provides a quick way around any blocks that might be setup. So, to the developers of these solutions, my kindest thanks.