Friday, February 24, 2006

HOWTO: Watch The IT Crowd from Outside of UK

For some unknown reason(s), Channel4’s sitcom “The IT Crowd” is blocked from non-UK users, including myself.

Today I have discovered a very simple way to get around it:

1. In Firefox, under Tools, select Options…

firefox tools

2. Under General, click on Connection Settings…

firefox options

3. Type in “” in HTTP Proxy field, “80” in Port field, and check Use this proxy server fro all protocols. (more proxy IPs can be found here)

firefox connection settings

4. Click OK to return to browser screen and enjoy the show.

Reverse the steps if you are paranoid about unknown proxy servers.

Update: Feb. 27, 2006 - Michael Belisle is a little bit butt-hurt about how he was “the one first discovered public proxy servers.” To prove his point, he has even included a link to his recent comment on my site.

To be honest, I did not even notice his previous comment until I received his comment today sounding like a cry-baby.

I am sorry Michael, would you like some cookies to shove them up your ass to feel better?

ps. Michael, perhaps you have also invented the internet just like Al Gore?

Gmail - Michael Belisle


  1. So this makes all websites think you're in the UK?

  2. Hey Tian;

    I found I couldn't access anything at all once your settings were applied; then I noticed that the IP in the screen grab was different than the one in the instructions - you reversed two digits. The IP as shown in the screen grab works: (as opposed to

    Thanks for all the videos, been a fan for a long time.

  3. Thanks for that. Ep 6 is the funniest yet.

    And I notice that someone has grabbed already.

    Surprised the show didn't ahve a website there.

  4. The videos have vanished from Google.