Hope everyone had a pleasant Turkey Day. Of course, that only applies to us Yanks living here in the good ol’ U.S. For the rest of you foreigners, you have another name for Thanksgiving…… I believe you call it “Thursday”.
Anyway, to the point of this post.
As I’ve said many times, I do 90 percent of my blogging while at work, instead of working. I guess if I were a decent sort, I would balance this by doing 90 percent of my work while I was at home, but somehow that never seems to happen.
Anyway, the Gestapo that I work for run something called Websense on our work computers. Websense is a wonderful bit of software that analyzes any website that a user happens to go to, and determines if it is “work appropriate”. If it ISN’T, then it prevents you from going there. You get nothing, nada, zip. And without even the common damn courtesy of a reach around.
Why am I bringing this up?
Because, it appears that Websense has finally started to catch up with my Blogging.
About 2 weeks ago, it started with Being Brazen. When I tried to read her blog here at work, I was surprised to see the dreaded Websense screen pop up with the pleasant words “The website you are attempting to reach is deemed as a personal blogging site and is prohibited.”
I thought that mighty strange, since I was still able to get to the other 30 or so blogs that I try to read at least once a week.
Then on Wednesday of last week, the hammer REALLY came down.
I now appear to be filtered from about 1/3 of the sites that I used to be able to access without any issues. Goodbye, Dr. Zibbs, Final Girl, and at least 10 others. And just when I thought we were starting to develop a meaningful relationship, too… :(
Anyway, I’m not sure why I have yet to be stopped from reading ALL my blogs, but I have no doubt that within the next few weeks, more and more of you will be blocked from me. Even more disheartening, I fully expect to be blocked even from Slydesblog before long.
So, what does that mean?
Really, not too much. I will just have to tear myself away from playing Left For Dead 2 a few nights a week to get my blogging done. I usually find the time to visit you all no more than once, sometimes twice a week anyway, so hopefully I won’t miss out on what you all have to say too much.
It kinda blows, but I know the world needs me too much to abandon you all. I’m a giver like that.
I just wanted to let you all know that, if I seem to have been coming around your way less than usual lately, that’s probably why.
Unless you happen to be Earl. I don’t go there anymore because his site just plain sucks.
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