Gom Solves Blocked Sites, for Less Than Half a Starbucks

Gom is a fast VPN to solve blocked sites problems and it does it’s job so well that it claims to speed you up, instead of slowing you down. Also, they are a made in Singapore tech company. Gom originally stood for “Go Away MDA”, as a sign of protest against MDA censorship of certain questionable content websites. And perhaps, more importantly, unlike traditional VPNs, Gom helps you unblock websites in just 1 click.

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Setup Plex on Cloud for Channel Streaming

I was looking at setting up a Plex Media Server on the cloud for a couple of reasons. It allows me to have my Plex server permanently on, and not having to leave my computer on all the time at home. The other reason was to access US-based content as Plex would be running on a foreign IP, and could access to Plex channels. I was looking at a few of the more common cloud options, AWS, Azure, DigitalOcean and a few others came to mind but I settled for DigitalOcean thanks to the free $100 credit for education-linked sign up through Github. The below steps would largely apply to other VPS / cloud providers but I decided to go with DigitalOcean because of the free credit. At $5 a month, I could operate the server for close to two years! I initially thought I could configure the on/off time for the server to reduce my monthly bill even further. Powering off the server will see you still consume computer resources and be charged accordingly. I guess you could create a snapshot and destroy the server when not needed.

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