This just in from VPN Provider:
We rolled out a work-around yesterday and were in the process of delivering this to all of you, many of you were already back online. Unfortunately the Chinese seem to be on top of things during this CPC anniversary and have already blocked our work-around. We feel that it’s futile to provide more work-arounds at this moment. Please expect a new work-around to be available after the CPC celebrations are over. Thank you for your understanding.
So … looks like communications will be painfully truncated for a moment.
Beyond Great Firewall problems, Internet speeds seem to be creeping to a painful pace as well. Downloading a file right now which will be done in 74 hours.