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12-23-2009 @ 8:27AM
I play on the train every day to and from work. I use a verizon wireless connection and recently invested in a Clear 4g modem just is maximize my ability to run random heroics on the go. I also run heroics from the verizon card - but never as my healer or my tank. That would be "failsauce". My item-level-245-decked-out warlock (which is of course already outdate gear) can more than make up for the lag spikes in his DPS though for heroics ;-).The difference is, I don't think of this as extreme... but by the standards of this article, it is - and so I am commenting with it.Oh Oh Oh!!! I almost forgot what I USED to do!Ok, this is a much better story. So. I have this windows smartphone - long line of succession of smartphones. Anyhow. I would run logmein on my desktop at home - and use my smartphone to connect to it from work (or in a line, or wherever I may be). It was so terrible though that I could only use it to do my auctions. It would take me 5 mins or more to go from the auction house to the mailbox because I had to use the click to move feature and wait for the screen to refresh.I would also use a perl program to port-proxy for remote desktop (rdp). We had a NTLM authentication based firewall at a previous employer, and so I would run a program which would perform a pass-through with my credentials as needed. Port 443 was open (lord knows why) and so at home I port-proxied port 443 for rdp. I then ran a port proxy on one of the unix machines on the rdp port which would tunnel through this firewall pass-through program and out to port 443 at home. I could then access my desktop. On my desktop, I would run windows in a virtual machine and then I could run run WoW inside.Yeah, I suppose those are much better stories of extremes than what I do today....
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