Hello, one and all. I just discovered VPN. For those of you who already know all about this, you can probably just skip the rest or feel free to add your own information as a comment.
I found out VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and basically it hides your identity on the internet. It's a great privacy tool but it has an additional benefit, especially for those of us now live in another country than where we are used to getting media. I can live in Ecuador and the website I'm looking at in the US will think I'm in the US and will let me access media it won't let me access without it.
I wish I knew more about the technical parts but there's a ton of information about it on the web if you want more geek speak stuff. I just ordered a year's worth of it for under $60 and felt that was a good price for what I want. It's around $5 a month and that's certainly less than a lot of things I can do very nicely without. It's on sale for the next day or two so I jumped on it before the price went up. Oh, the name of the company I went through is HideMyAss.com. Descriptive, eh?
I also signed up as an affiliate. Should you decide you'd like to take a look at it and think it might be nice if I earned a wee bit of money from it, take a look at it here. I love affiliate programs. I love it that companies are willing to pay me to do their advertising for them!
Once I get it all up and running I'll write another little post to let you know how it's working and what I think of it.