Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I’m Working Blind

I haven’t been able to actually “See” Slydesblog.com from here at work for about 2 months now, and it’s really pissing me off.

As some of you might remember, I’ve mentioned before about how the company I work for puts an UNBELEIVABLE amount of security on our computers here.

It’s really ridiculous. I can BARELY get out to the internet. 99% of the time I attempt to get to a website, I get a warning message telling me the web site has been filtered. The few times I CAN get to a webpage, half of it doesn’t load properly because all of this wonky security software we run here filters out bits and pieces that it deems inappropriate.

I’ve dealt with it for a few years now, and every few months, they install a new thing-a-majig to make my web-browsing ordeals even MORE excruciating.

So, it came as little surprise to me when, on August 2nd, trying to access my site from here at work started producing the all-too-descriptive error message “dns_unresolved_hostname”. I figured that my lovely company’s uber-geek squad just upped the ante on their war against allowing me to fuck around here at work, and started filtering sites even more stringently. This notion was reinforced for me when I was able to still access my site with NO issues while at home.

So, I figured it was just my job screwing with me, until I got an email from one of you fine folks telling me that they too could no longer access my site.

Then I got another email.

Then another.

Since I’m ALL looks and NO brains, I really didn’t put 2 and 2 together until Bruce emailed me last week, and told me that he too can no longer get to my site when he’s at work, BUT he can get here without issue from home.

I’ll give anyone out there (if ANYONE’S still out there at this point) a big wet french kiss to the first person who guesses what Bruce told me when I asked him what error message he gets when he tries to get here from his work computer.

That’s right… dns_unresolved_hostname.

Upon further probing, (No, not THAT kind of probing. He’s not my type. Get your mind out of the gutter!) he told me that HIS company also uses web security software (although a different brand than mine).

So, it would appear that for some reason, some security programs out there are suddenly not seeing slydesblog correctly.

Anyone geeky enough out there to tell me how the fuck I go about fixing this?

At this point, I have no idea what to do. I spoke to my domain registering company, and they told me that they had no idea, but thought it could be a google issue.

Gee, that was helpful.

I am officially out of ideas. I’m looking to you guys for assistance. Please help me to once again allow you all to fuck around on company time.

What the Hell should I do to fix this?


Heff said...

Man, I'm clueless. I can surf porn or anything else for that matter whilst at work, so I'm of no help.

Sounds like you're gonna have to endure further probing (oh,yesth!).

Mrs. Hall said...

I see you in my reader. that's all that matters to me.

looks like you'll have to be more productive at work.

poor you

tee hee hee

sybil law said...

I'm fucking useless when it comes to stuff like that.
But probing - now THAT I can be of some help...

Tamara said...

Yay that I work from home! Sorry, I am totally clueless about anything technological. Maybe if you stopped making dick jokes, the security software wouldn't have an issue. But then you might lose most of us readers anyway, so not a very helpful solution, I'm afraid ;-)

And yes, I've been to the USA. I responded to your Q in my comments.

Verdant Earl said...

Maybe it's Google getting back at you for the unscrupulous ad-clicking you pulled. Allegedly.

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Anonymous said...

Well um it's unresolved web something from my side (from work too) I think its the settings on here (I mean blogger). But I can't be sure. Have you put a restrictive age or something. Or it may also be one of the links on your side bar- one of the blogs you are following- are they restricted.

Otherwise I am truly useless.

Marlene said...

Not geeky enough to help you out, I'm afraid....but I hope you figure it out. I'm glad I can still see it!

Heff said...

AHHH !!!

I can't see anything on this blog but the comments section, and a BIG

dns_unresolved_hostname ERROR MESSAGE !!!


Hey, man -

Just fuckin' with ya :)

Jill said...

Sorry, no help here. :-( I've never had any problems at home, and I've never tried from work (It would be hard to concentrate on commenting if there were 16 kids all trying to spit on each other because they noticed the teacher is otherwise occupied :-0).

Vinomom said...

I'm fine over here from home, and i'm pretty sure I've accessed you at work too. I'm betting it has something to do w/ Blogger.

meleah rebeccah said...

Im clueless. Ive never had any issues accessing your blog. But I work from HOME with NO "office" security issues to contend with.

Cocaine Princess said...

"Upon further probing...."

Too funny!!

Bruce Johnson said...

Site is still not accessible from my work computer. I am starting assume that these bastard internet filter companies must be sharing information regarding which sites to block. This is what you get for mentioning the world 'boobies' so much in your blog.

Faiqa said...

I don;t know... this sounds like an elaborate set up for an explanation about why you aren't going to be reading anyone's blog anymore...