Andrew Browne

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  • in reply to: Where to Barbecue in Chengdu? #30308
    Andrew Browne
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    I just checked out Tazishan. Can’t be done, bao an says they don’t allow it anymore and there’s no sneaking past them.

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    Gao Wei Sports Park is good for BBQ,5 o’clock direction(south east)near 4th ringroad.

    I can’t find this on the map. Did you mean Jin Jiang sports park?

    in reply to: Where to Barbecue in Chengdu? #30258
    Andrew Browne
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    Ben Brown you sound like you know what you are doing. I on the other hand like to poke the fire and pretend. It’s the taking part that counts.

    H. Linc whats the people capacity of your balcony? Might work for a trial run, where do you live? I’m at Jiu Yan Qiao.

    Hi Rick my Chinese friend recommended Long Quan as well. I’ve actually been there before just to climb the mountain(hill). I didn’t see what you describe but does sound good. I’ll investigate more.

    Someone mentioned Ta Zi Shan park, and then other said the bao an doesn’t allow it anymore. I’ll take a look next time I’m at the carrefour near there.

    in reply to: Buying Bitcoins in China #29836
    Andrew Browne
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    you could always spend them on the silk road :3

    My “friend” tried this. Its like drugs are finally legal. Cheap, high quality, and no dealing with scummy dealers.

    in reply to: Slow and Unreliable Internet #29829
    Andrew Browne
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    Woke up this morning and a genius idea popped into my head. I restarted my router. Problem solved. Nobody in the history of the internet has thought of that.

    in reply to: Slow and Unreliable Internet #29791
    Andrew Browne
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    Its up and down for me. I can’t connect to my vpn at all. I try load ted.com for example, 3 mins later still no luck. Again, all Chinese sites loading fine. If I call CT they’ll ask me to run their speed test which is gonna be fine cause its a Chinese server. I’ll say its foreign websites, they’ll say that’s not their problem. That’s if I can actually communicate all this to them. I’m gonna go out and find some wifi, and call them in the morn if its still not working.

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    No problems here for me Andrew, on CT 20mbit fiber connection

    That wasn’t on the menu for me, is that cause of your location?

    in reply to: Slow and Unreliable Internet #29786
    Andrew Browne
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    Home, supposedly an 8 meg line, with China telecom. I’ve no problem viewing chinese sites, and before yesterday i was streaming youtube vids no problem. I’m working as a web developer on a foreign site so I’m hurtin’ right now. Have you noticed any recent slowness yourself? At home that is. I’m guessing the internet’s not considered essential where you work.

    in reply to: Bitcoin meet up at Bookworm Saturday 13th April #29781
    Andrew Browne
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    I’ll be there.

    in reply to: Best VPN service? #29780
    Andrew Browne
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    I just set my own up for $5 a month, surprisingly easy. You could have all your friends use the same one. This is what you need to do:

    Setup an account at digitalocean.com and purchase a ‘droplet'(VPS) for $5 a month.

    One click install their default linux version(Debian).

    Download ‘putty’ and use it to connect to your server using the info digitalocean emails you.

    Follow this guide to setup the VPN: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-setup-your-own-vpn-with-pptp

    and this guide to connect to it using windows 7: http://www.pcworld.com/article/210562/how_set_up_vpn_in_windows_7.html

    And thats it, worked first time for me, cheaper than a VPN service and you can have your friends use it too.

    in reply to: Looking for a cheap webmaster #29587
    Andrew Browne
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    If you don’t have any luck finding one locally, consider using one of the outsourcing sites (elance odesk etc.). I use them all the time and have had decent results.

    in reply to: WordPress / Non WordPress website? #29586
    Andrew Browne
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    WordPress.com is blocked. So if you’re using their free blogging service then people in China will need a VPN to see it. But this is quite different to the WordPress CMS which you can install on a webhost and build a website with (like Drupal or Joomla). As for which is better, doesn’t really matter, WordPress is more popular so I would go with that.

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