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Monday, October 16, 2006

D*mn site blocking at work!

... it seems every weekend the powers that be here at work decide to block more and more sites that I can view here at work.

The latest casuality is Why block flickr?! I have several of my own photos on there, and it's where alot of my friends upload theirs, too. Now I have to wait til I get home til I can look at any. Plus I just did a little experiment. I can still goto Photobucket, Webshots, Kodak, and several other photo-sharing websites. Why just block one of them?!

Now I know what some people may say; you should be working at work, not surfing the internet. Well, you can bite me. I work my arse off here in the office and if I want to take a 15 minute break to look at some friends photos, I should be able to do so from my office! Flickr also has a great "explore" feature where you can browse great random photos from around the world.

I almost feel like it's some kind of censorship. But I understand I work for a corporation and it's either their rules or find another job. Oh well. Not the end of the world. Just curious what they're going to block next -! If they want to get more productivity out of the employees they should block all those fantasy football sites - I know some people here that are on those sites for 2 to 3 hours a day!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Oh the weather outside is frightful..., not really. But it is the first snowfall of the season here in Chicago and it's only October 12th. But I don't mind.

I kid you not, we've already had 2 days the past month where we had BOTH the air conditioner on and then had to switch it to heat. You gotta love it.

Anyways, the snowfall reminds me of Christmas. Usually I love the Christmas holiday (and I still will this year), but it did up my stress level a bit. Not only will we have a new baby this Christmas holiday, but also my sis is getting married, and the basement will be getting finished at the time. This means several more gifts to buy. Thank God for the internet. I plan on doing about 95% of my shopping this year online. Just don't have the time nor the tolerance for the malls, especially this year.

I feel sorry for those Chicagoans who had to drive into the city today. As I drove over I-90 (a main East-West highway that goes to the city), I could see nothing but creeping cars and headlights to the west. And this was about 30 miles west of the city. Ouch!