The No Code Way to Setup Selective VPN Routing

Living outside the United States sometimes we need to get creative to access the great internet services back home like SlingTV, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, etc… Most the time a DNS Redirection service works well but for some services only a VPN will work. Now I don’t want to run everything over the VPN as they can be slow at times, so setting us some simple rules on our router will take care of everything.

For this example I’m going to have my AppleTV use the VPN while other traffic does not. I’ll be using the latest build of Advance Tomato on my ASUS router and OpenVPN service from Smart DNS Proxy but this will work with most routers and VPNs though the setup might be different or manual.

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Introducing Bermuda Beer

A big part of my life over the past five years has been learning all I can about creating awesome beer! During this time my family also embarked on an amazing journey to the islands of Bermuda where we’ve lived for the past two and a half years.

Recently I’ve started down the fun project of trying to embrace Bermuda in my crafting of beer and helping grow the Bermuda craft beer scene.

So I’ve started a new site devoted to that topic: Bermuda Beer

This site will cover everything about beer in Bermuda including great pubs to have a beer, where to find great beer, and some of my Bermuda inspired beer recipes! In fact I’ve already published our first Bermuda inspired beer, a Honey Porter that is made with local Bermuda honey.

New Year Resolutions, a Discovery, and Unintended Consequences!

Even those of us who don’t make New Years Resolutions do think a lot about life changes with the dawn of every new year. Personally I like to set a one word theme for each year that I hope will guide my choices going forward. This is not my idea, I’ve stolen this idea from other friends who have served as an inspiration in this.  Last year was the year to be more Generous in my life and with my resources and I believe I did a pretty good job incorporating that in to my 2015.

So starting out 2016 I wanted to make a change that would continue to make a big difference in my life and in the lives of those around me. I wanted to be more present when spending time with my family and friends and really double down on being a generous friend. Continue reading New Year Resolutions, a Discovery, and Unintended Consequences!

I’m Not Dead… Yet…

“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” -Mark Twain

Hello, it’s been an interesting few years since the last blog post here. Moving to a small island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean seems to have killed of the blogging. Well it’s a new year and maybe it’s time to get this thing going again! There are so many things I can’t wait to write about that maybe the break was a good thing? Continue reading I’m Not Dead… Yet…