Darn You HiNet

Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2007

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:

Your access to this site has been denied because of the large amount of abuse produced by the users from your country. The access will be enabled once we perform the investigation of the abuse issues. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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.