from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

5.16.2006

big brother built a better wall

working in a corporate environment always comes with the knowledge that one day, one's connection to the interactive, friendly corners of the internet could be cut off during work hours. it happened to me last week.

flickr access:: denied
blogger access:: hindered
myspace:: always has been blocked, a blessing really
so far there is still yahoo email. i have a hopeful suspicion that this is temporary -- the result of some spam blocker gone awry. but, who knows what else has been usurped from my work day mental breaks.

the thing is... i know there are people who would say i shouldn't be playing on flickr and reading/writing blog posts on work time, anyway. but i just can't help but blame the jerks who spend work time and work assets to do things like download porn.

gah.

5 Comments:

Blogger Cindy said...

Understand your pain. I've hated it when I worked where there is limited or no access. You gotta have relief in your day especially since the work world thinks you are supposed to sit in you office all day an not talk to anyone around you.

Of course, you can blog from your Treo Phone. I've tried it. Not as fast, but it does work. You may want to write it in the note pad and copy it in since it will kick you out of the Web after a couple of minutes.

See. All hope is not lost.

5/16/2006 08:45:00 AM

 
Blogger Miss Kris said...

I am a strong believer that everyone needs mental breaks throughout the day and the internet is perfect for that. It makes for a more productive employee.

However, there are days where Tony tells me he has only worked for about 4 hours and spent the other 4 hours reading news online. That's a little excessive.

5/16/2006 02:18:00 PM

 
Blogger cocoa said...

That really sucks. Will you be locked down while traveling also?

5/16/2006 02:49:00 PM

 
Blogger betsy said...

when i first began this job i spent WAY more than four hours frivolously online. they didn't give me enough to do. maybe tony needs more work ;)

treo blogging is something i simply don't have the patience for... but when i'm on the road... the only limit is how well connected my wireless card is.

btw, now i think it's just flickr that's blocked. weird.

5/17/2006 07:12:00 AM

 
Blogger Amanda said...

i'm really hoping they dont' figure out flickr here--i.would.die.

5/17/2006 11:54:00 AM

 

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