Monday, February 20, 2017

VPN access and Christian Grey wants to spank me on Messenger

I am in a bit of a geeky girl mood these days.

For a while, I have been researching Virtual Private Networks (VPN). I have a few reasons why I need to be connected to a VPN:

  • I need to protect sensitive information while I am online
  • My Skype account got hacked a few months ago
  • I am travelling to a country in a few months that bans a number of Google and social media sites
  • I watch NHL GameCentre Live, a service that often looks at your IP address to determine whether you can watch specific games, depending on where you reside
I finally took the plunge and bought a lifetime membership to a VPN service. MacTrast offers a number of deals on VPNs. I did some research, asked questions, and bought my service yesterday.

The VPN works well on my Google Pixel phone and my Mac products. In fact, I am using it as I type on my Mac mini.

The catch is to figure out how to get it to work while I am using my Playstation 3 to watch NHL games. I figure that I probably need to configure my router settings. So, that will be my next exciting step.

The more enjoyable, geeky tidbit of information that I have is that you can chat with Christian Grey on Facebook Messenger. Well, you're really chatting with a Christian Grey bot, but it's pretty fun if you are a fan. 

He wants to spank me. I don't mind it one bit.


  1. There are certain programs in our company that I can't access until I use the company VPN. I have noticed that it really slows my speed but have to wonder if that is due to the fact that I have satellite internet.

    My youngest DIL posted a screencap of her conversation with Christian Grey...I'll pass. ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

  2. So far, I haven't seen any issues with performance since I have been using my VPN. *knocks on wood*

    I think that your daughter-in-law and I would get along. The Christian Grey Messenger bot is fun!