It's actually pretty elegant. I have it set up so you have to configure your browser to hit a certain port to access the proxy.
In this way, I can use say Google Chrome to access the internet behind the great firewall and use Opera or Firefox to access the internet from the overseas proxy server. Most of those other VPN services reroute all of your traffic including MSN, torrent streaming
and all web page access through the proxy but with this set up you only use the proxy for sites that require it.
If anyone wants to do something like that, let me know and I'll see if I can walk you through it. Only requirement is that you need unrestricted access to a computer in a diff country. Or if you are tech savvy, you can probably do the same thing with a cheap
wireless router and DD-WRT, although currently I'm not 100% sure how you'd connect to something like that with a dynamic IP address. Probably have to use a service like dyn-dns or something. Anyways, I'm probably just talking to myself at this point huh?