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Douglas Crawford
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Attended Manchester Metropolitan University
Lives in Plymouth, UK
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Hello Douglas, can i use AVAST SecurLine (VPN) together with TOR-Browser like you figured out in bestvpn.com - Using VPN and Tor together - BestVPN.com because AVAST-SL does not provide an extra TOR node?
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Since graduating (2:1 BA(hons) Philosophy & Politics), I have lived a varied and interesting life among (and actively participating in) alternative communities (New Age Traveller, Punk, European underground techno), as well as travelling extensively around Europe, Turkey and the Far East. Throughout this time, in addition to teaching English when abroad (I am a native UK English speaker), and being actively involved with event origination and promotion (including the Dragon Festival in Spain and CzechTek in the Czech Republic), I have kept extensive written journals of my travels and adventures.

I am very computer IT literate and have run both a small web design company and a computer repair tuition service. I recently settled down in Plymouth (with a beautiful NQT Teacher) and have just completed a two course in Sound Engineering. I have always been praised for my talents as an author, and I now wish to pursue a career as a freelance writer in tandem with that of a sound engineer.

I believe that my academic background, which encompasses both the Arts and technical skills and abilities, together with the wealth of life experience that I have had, allows me to write in a style that combines confidence, precision and academic rigour with a good dash of flair.
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Hi Douglas. Check out the DNS leak testing site http://dnsleak.com. It uses iterative tests which at first reported my system was not leaking DNS information but then after about 10 seconds reported my location to within about 10K until I fixed the issue. I posted a comment to your VPN article describing the fix. Great article by the way!
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I am a freelance writer, technology enthusiast and lover of life who enjoys spinning words and sharing knowledge for a living.
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Since graduating, I have lived a varied and interesting life, living among (and actively participating in) alternative communities (New Age Traveller, Punk, European underground techno), as well as travelling extensively around Europe, Turkey and the Far East.

Throughout this time, in addition to teaching English when abroad (I am a native UK English speaker), and being actively involved with event origination and promotion (including helping to organise events and fixtures at the Dragon Festival in Spain and CzechTek in the Czech Republic), I have kept extensive written journals of my travels and adventures.

I am very computer IT literate, and have run both a small web design company and a computer repair and tuition service.  I also have qualifications as a sound engineer. Over the last two years I have successfully built a career as freelance writer on oDesk, in the course of which I have become something of an expert on VPN and internet security related matters. 

I believe that my academic background, which encompasses both the Arts and technical skills and abilities, together with the wealth of life experience I have had, allows me to write in a style that combines confidence, precision and academic rigour, together with a good dash of flair.

I currently live in Plymouth in the UK with my beautiful teacher girlfriend, and we are saving our pennies for a South America adventure next year.

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On oDesk I am a 5 Star writer, and won 'Top 5% of oDesk Freelancers' award in 2013.
Education
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    BA (hons) Philosophy and Political Ethics, 1989 - 1992
    Achieved 2:1
  • dBs Plymouth
    HND Sound Engineering, 2010 - 2012
    Achieved double distinctuion
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Freelance writer
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My oDesk profile can be found at www.odesk.com/users/~01e08222f0f6a1ab9a
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  • Freelance Writer
    Writer and Wordsmith, 2012 - present
    Currently I am writing a great deal about VPN and internet security related issues.
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