Surge 5 for MacOS has finally been updated, and I updated to the latest version as soon as it was released today.
I took a quick look at the new Surge Ponte and how to use it in the knowledge base, and it doesn't seem difficult. I plan to set it up after I return home next month, but I won't tinker with it in the hotel these days.
Since I have been using JMS and occasionally encounter situations where ChatGPT cannot be used, I purchased a three-month TAG subscription to see if it works well. The price is really expensive, but I accepted it because it has a wide range of nodes.
After updating Surge, I also reorganized the rules and added five proxy rules for OpenAI, which are:
- DOMAIN-SUFFUX,openai.com - DOMAIN-SUFFUX,bing.com - DOMAIN-SUFFUX,openaiapi-site.azureedge.net - DOMAIN-SUFFUX,identrust.com - DOMAIN-SUFFUX,auth0.com
If you find that Notion is loading too slowly, you can also configure the rules as follows:
- DOMAIN-SUFFIX,notion-static.com - DOMAIN-SUFFIX,notion.com - DOMAIN-SUFFIX,notion.new - DOMAIN-SUFFIX,notion.site - DOMAIN-SUFFIX,notion.so
Last year, I applied for Microsoft's E5 developer subscription and renewed it by running scripts on GitHub.
Today, I saw a notification in a WeChat group:
Microsoft 365 E5 developer subscriptions are being terminated in large numbers today. Microsoft has set the subscription validity period to April 5th or 6th, which means it will expire immediately. The reasons for this mass termination are quite mysterious, as both those who ran the renewal scripts and those who didn't were affected. Only Microsoft knows the exact cause.
Several friends in the group have been terminated, which scared me, so I quickly checked if mine is still active. Fortunately, it is still normal for now.
If I lose E5, I will really have to pay Microsoft. I can't live without the Office suite. Although Apple's iWork suite and Shimo Documents can be used, they are still inferior to Office. Moreover, there are many people in China who use pirated Office. For example, when I write a document in Pages and export it in docx format to send, the recipient either can't open it or there are formatting errors and garbled characters. It's really not worth the effort.
I saw someone analyzing on Twitter that it is because of the current state of international relations that some American technology companies have to impose various restrictions. I'm not sure if this is the exact reason, but it has indeed caused me a lot of trouble.
Just like the internet tools I mentioned earlier, JMS used to work perfectly fine, and there was no need to worry about having multiple backups. Now, not only do I need to have multiple backups, but I also need to find ones with native IPs.
Another example is overseas payments and receiving verification codes. Mainland-issued cards cannot be used for payments, and mainland phone numbers cannot be used. There is no choice but to find other solutions.
There are problems within our country, and the changes in the international environment have also played a role in exacerbating the situation.
Therefore, I suggest taking advantage of the current convenience of buying foreign physical SIM cards. Buy one, it won't cost much each month. If you have the opportunity to go to other countries, open a local bank account, not a savings account, but a checking account, deposit some money and apply for a credit card.
Speaking from the perspective of human nature, having a foreign physical phone number and bank account already surpasses 99% of people, and you can make money with it.