I know I'm probably preaching to the choir and many of you already know this, but I was made aware of a very good website last night that tells you what your ip address is. hxxp://www.ipchicken.com/ will verify your ip just by loading the page, so if you're using a proxy you can check it here. I'm sure there are many others out there that you guys know about too. Now finding really good proxies is the next trick. I haven't quite figured that out yet, so if anyone knows, pass it on! I'm a noob.