Sunday, July 29, 2007

Looks Like I Finally Made It!

It took two years - but I finally did it.

I've now joined the ranks of such "evil" websites as hotmail.com and espn.com. My Blog is now blocked at work. Behold!

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I've been "deemed inappropriate for bank usage"!

I'd like to think that my Blog finally triggered some sort of warning system due to the high number of co-workers visiting the site each day... and shutting it down was thought to directly lead to more productivity and a higher stock price... but it's probably just another example of "the man" trying to hold me down by preventing me from receiving any sort of "entertainment" (read: happiness) while I'm supposed to be "working".

What does that mean for you? Well, it's going to make it trickier for me to post / comment while at work (only during my lunch hour, in case my boss is reading this). On the other hand, I can still freely get to the Message Board, so maybe that's all the more reason for you to visit it once Lost returns in 2008!

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! My company has an incredibly restrictive filter for web use, but none of them have ever been Google Bloggers. I'd say this is almost a badge of honor, more than anything.

But since you write a lot of your entries at work, why not just e-mail them to yourself and post them later? Your entries are more than worth the wait.

Jennifer said...

I hope this doesn't mean the "Rewinds" have to end. I've been enjoying those, and need my continuing 'Lost' fix during the off-season!

Anonymous said...

hahaha that's hilarious Brian. Well, the first comment has a good point, just e-mail your thoughts to yourself and post them later... I doubt they'll filter personal e-mail (or work e-mail...if they DO filter personal).

Anyways, congratulations from this achievement! The IT guys at your bank must be thrilled :)

Seventoes said...

Looks like your IT team is great! You even get a missing image on your block page! Sweet!

Dave said...

That's funny, my company just started blocking the site the other day as well.

I was logging in to see if you had posted any thoughts regarding the announcement that the LOST creators will be working on a LOST video game.

Anonymous said...

Brian,
Tell us what bank you work for, and we'll start a grass-roots campaign to short their stock and not use their banking services until they return blogging power to you!

Power to the People!
BH

laura said...

I think I can safely say the treasury department contributed to your blog being blocked at the old bank. Sorry! But we had fun while it lasted.

Ben said...

"you do not need to send a message of any kind to "web proxy admin" if you encoutner this warning accidentally"

uhh...

Heather's Brain said...

TOTALLY UNRELATED COMMENT!

Hey Brian, did you read that Heather and her hubby Jon were both in the untitled movie by JJ??? So cool...if youa re reading Heather...AWESOME FOR YOU BOTH!!!! I can not wait for next year!

brad said...

boo! unnecessary website blockage

hooray! lunchbreak

Anonymous said...

Ways around it...
I AM the proxy guy... and there are ways to circumvent... thought that might be a risk depending on your works security policy.

Brian said...

Yeah - I'm not going to risk it.

I'll just take the time I used to spend going to the Blog and use it staring into space. They're not going to force me into doing any more extra work!

Heather's Brain said...

perhaps a game like mancala would be good to pass the time. Want the link...I waste much of my time playing this game!

http://www.aflcio.org/unionshop/games/game_mancala.cfm

amber said...

you've been banned at the bank I work at for at least a year:)

Heather's Brain said...

amber, I suggest you quit! They are not worth working for if they do not allow Brian!

Just kidding...I am bored ya know!

NEW DISCUSSION ABOUT THE VIDS FROM COMIC CON PLEASE I BEG YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

amber said...

Actually, the only reason I ever found this blog was because they blocked all my usual Lost sites, & I kept clicking sites until I found one that wasn't blocked. So I guess I actually owe my bank a big thanks:)

Are we still rewinding? Just wondering

Chelita said...

So- I know you dont know me, but I have been a fan of your blog for quite some time and now I am super sad that there are not any more rewinds! Are you posting on the message board? and if so, how do I see that?

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