When I want to be productive, I like to go to relatively quiet public venues like libraries or bookstores. Since I’m not at home, I’m forced to use the public wireless Internet or hack/steal an innocent civilian’s wireless Internet connection (half-joking). Since these connections are normally unsafe to transmit sensitive data, I connect to my home network via VPN-tunneling and encryption. But, usually the public wireless Internet connections I use are pretty spotty. One minute I’m reading an interesting article. Five minutes later, I want to go to the next page. In that five minute interval of no data transfer, I’ve already lost my connection and I have to go through that long process of reconnecting the wireless network and VPN-tunneling to my computer at home.
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