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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Frank, you belong to your wife at home, but you're my boy from 9 to 5!

The firm has been cracking down on internet usage as of late, and I'm a tad irritated. It all started innocently enough -- the memo went out that porn and gambling were bad, unnkay? and all this porn surfing and online gambling had to stop, unnkay? Gambling bores me, and I get all of my porn at home, so I didn't really pay that much attention.

Then I started getting "flagged" at certain sites that I would call, at worst, a bit obscene. The first time was from a Google link to a news story archived on some site. Instead of my story, I got a page alerting me to a violation of the firm's internet policy. What the @#$%? I realized that the website had the word "babes" in the title and figured that the porn filter was kicking back that word. Whatever. Since then I've been flagged all over the place for crap every time.

I finally complained about a couple of obvious goofs and was told that the computer dorks were still working the bugs out of the filter. Whatever.

On Friday it became perfectly clear what "bugs" were left. Now the filter is set up to block anything with "blogger" and "typepad," among other things. Now I can't read blogs or post while at work. Now, as is obvious, I have been reading and posting less over the past few months due to the picked up pace at work. Now I'm stuck having to do both from home with my increasingly limited time.

I'm not ready to shut this bitch down, but I'm a bit discouraged about this turn of events. Actually, color me "pissed" yellow.
Centinel 8:34 PM #


The last time my company tried blocking all "message boards" (including blogger and all related things), I found I could read blogs through Newsgator and what I couldn't get there I could access via a proxy server. I could even do some limited posting with the proxy. Of course, if they catch on, you're toast.
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