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I chose IPVanish after reading various online reviews and have been using it for a couple of years now. In part, the best choice depends on where you're located. I use Windows exclusively and am located in Canada, although I've also used IPVanish in the US. I would recommend that you read some reviews to see which one best fits your needs.
If you're talking about VM's, I've used Oracle Virtual Box (which is free) and VMWare's free VM. Both work great, but I like the configuration options better in Virtual Box. Feels like I have more control over the VM - processors, memory, disk space, network, than I do with VMWare's free version.
But maybe you meant VPN's after all - no experience there, because the company sets it up and I just connect to it.
i CONSIDER MY SELF SOMEWHAT FAMILIAR. I FOUND AND OLD BAG OF WALNUTS WITH MOLD ON THEM AND THEY qualify as Very Putrid Nuts. my advice, don't eat them, they make you wish you had the covid-19, instead.
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I can get less done now than I could before, Trying to get the remote desktop woking is driving me nuts. I can't get teams to install, the stupid thing is I am having to use my own kit for this rather than company supplied stuff (why?). This whole thing is a farce!
Well at least I can the VPN working!
I'm on day 4, and our vpn only works sometimes, and even if I can get in, I can't log in to one or more of the following - skype, teams, or outlook. I also can't even get to my dev box because it's on a segregated network with no outward-facing access.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Now on day 5. The Seniors at my place seem to think it's a good idea to do a daily update webcast. Not surprisingly, with all of us working from home, bandwidth tanks and many of us are either unable to connect or suffering massive latency problems.
Maybe send an email guys? Or share an update on Teams?
Had I started reporting my daily activities since I started working from home, I would have been told a long time ago to move this to a dedicated blog. I haven't done the calculation, so including holidays and weekends, I'd be on day 4380 or so. Plus a few more months. And a few February 29ths.
And I wouldn't change it for the world.
After that much time, you'd think connectivity issues would've been resolved. Our VPN died a few months ago and nobody bothered to bring it back. Source control and some shared test VMs are now on Azure.
Day 8,760 here (just under 25 years). No problems so far.
Well, there was a day about 17 years ago when workmen next door brought the phone line down; went to another neighbour to work for a couple of hours. Other than that - even initially when still using a dial-up modem! - it's genuinely been pretty straightforward. Plus three iterations of cats have enjoyed having me around, together with one iteration of wife and two of kids. Am around to bring the washing in if it rains and never have to take time off work to "wait in" for deliveries.
(Actually before the most recent regular 25 years, I did have probs with home working when doing overnight support on mainframe batch jobs; debugging a core dump over a 300baud portable teletype was definitely a pain. But not as much as the night I gave up, cycled into work, and nearly got arrested when police saw a dim glow and shadowy figure in an upstairs office at 3am...)
Sorry, not trying to make light of your problems - hope things get resolved soon
This weeks SOTW is so obscure I couldn't even find it on YouTube
I found it on Bandcamp, but it's on Spotify too, so I guess it isn't that obscure...
Anyway, it's calming ambient music inspired by Skyrim.
It could've been Skyrims soundtrack and I found myself wanting to revisit Skyrim when listening to this.
I love Skyrims soundtrack though, so I love this as well.
Hopefully it'll bring you some rest in these weird times as well