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Crappy internet access. - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
paranoidandroid
paranoidandroid
Crappy internet access.
At work I have access to the internet.  This is responsible for keeping me sane for the last 10 years.  There would be no way I would have stayed in this job without frequent fast access to the "Intar-web."

Today the internet connection is sucking arse.  The powers that be are slowly destroying the internet by denying access to various pages.  The reasons used are bizarre to say the least.

I can understand them not wanting us to access site of dubious content.  Porn, racism, hacking sites referenced from a work PC might end in litigation with the company in question liable.

What I can't understand is limits to web mail sites.  I am no longer allowed to read my personal mail from work... at least not any of the established web mail sites.  I can access *my* website, which has access to my mail, but not gmail, hotmail or any like it.

They have cut off access to myspace (not that I want to spend much time there) because it is a "Dating" site.  huh?  Dating is now banned by my company.  If you want to date you'll have to do it at home!  I guess having a partner means people will want to leave on time, and that has to be bad for business.

Today every site, no make that page, I visit is being scanned for security... so paying my credit card bill on-line took 35 minutes instead of the usual 5.  How long does it take to scan a page of text anyway?  If the virus scanner on this PC took as long to scan as the web access, it would take a year to finish scanning the hard drive. 

If the company is really that uptight about letting people access the internet why the hell is it given to everyone?  There are probably a dozen people who truly require access for business purposes, the rest of us use it for information and personal use.
/rant


Happy Valentines day to those who celebrate it.

Happy Tuesday to those who don't.

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Current Music: Snow Patrol - Spitting Games

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teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: February 14th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's all Bank One and Jamie Dimon's fault ...
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 14th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it were logical I might understand it - I might not like it - but I would understand it.

Next time I see him I shall slap him with a limp halibut.
beckwah From: beckwah Date: February 14th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
happy tuesday!!! hehe
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 14th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww - you *must* be loved up - you've just moved in together and have a new baby! ;)
beckwah From: beckwah Date: February 14th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha yeah right.. ofc! i totally forgot.. i take it you never read my journal then ;p
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 14th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have a journal? =o
beckwah From: beckwah Date: February 14th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
well it's more a babble fess ... me whittering on ... than a journal :P
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 15th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wasn't going to say anything

*cough*capitals*cough*paragraphs*cough* ;)
beckwah From: beckwah Date: February 15th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
aha so you haven't even bothered to read my info page tututuut... slack james absolutely slack... no excuse for it at all tututututututut :P
laaalaaa From: laaalaaa Date: February 14th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've only just got my 'myspace' space :D and i'm not looking to date anyone!

Tuesdays.. never a happy day, too close to Monday and not close enough to Friday :D
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 14th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to wonder what service they are using to block "unsuitable" sites... I know there's no one here with the wherewithal to know what sites are okay and what sites are not.

Celebrating the end of a Monday sound like a fine idea for a happy Tuesday! :)
beckwah From: beckwah Date: February 14th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
you'd use any excuse for a celebration ;) Only day you don't celebrate is Monday and then that's cos it's a drown your sorrows day :P
wan1 From: wan1 Date: February 14th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Any excuse?!!!!

Crumbs! How well you know my boyyo!!!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 15th, 2006 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Any excuse?!!!!

Hey hey now! No ganging up on my - I'm a delicate rose bud!
beckwah From: beckwah Date: February 15th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Any excuse?!!!!

lol lets just say we're on familiar terms... ie we both enjoyed celebrating whenever there was a meet up in london :)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 15th, 2006 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Every day I draw breath is a day worthy to be celebrated! ;)

Sounds like it should be a quote - so it probably is
wan1 From: wan1 Date: February 15th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Happy days (or daze)!!

By us or you?!!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 15th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy days (or daze)!!

By me of course, you should celebrate each day you draw breath... I think that's worth celebrating :)
xinamarie From: xinamarie Date: February 14th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of the great things about working for a tachnology company - our IT's warning to a new employee was "If it's illegal, we've already blocked it, so if you can get into it, go nuts." E-mail, LJ etc are all fine, as long as we get our work done.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 14th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a sensible aproach! Now if only my company thought like that!
tabby_of_doom From: tabby_of_doom Date: February 15th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy Tuesday to you, too!

Love the new mood icons.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 15th, 2006 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Arn't they the best? I saw on the TV a short while ago that K-9 is coming back to Dr Who... I'm so excited! :)
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