14 August 2006

Big Brother

While we've been away the eejits at work have clearly been misbehaving as the powers that be have now limited network access to a variety of internet sites on the grounds that too many staff are wasting time and bandwidth and hampering legitimate work related net access. The list of sites blocked includes:-
Online auctions Online gaming Pet sites Sports sites Sites kids often waste time on Sites about and selling clothing Sites about going on holiday Webmail sites Big brother.

Clearly then allotmenteering is not one of those categories people 'waste' time on and I may possibly be the only one who looks at these sites. You may think well why aren't you working instead of reading the muppet or mildew or horticultural or whotever. Well quite. In my defense all I can say is that I'm often at work till 11 at night when other network users are either tucked up safely in bed or in the pub and a large part of my job involves waiting for mayhem or chaos to break out and then dealing with it when it does. If nothing happens then nothing happens and so I may kill some time on finding out what killed my garlic. On the downside of this new regime is that they have also blocked pictures displaying so all I can get is your words of wisdom but not browse the often beautiful photography that goes with it.

Oh yes and that brings me to another whinge for the day. I have turned the house upside down and my camera has just vanished into a black hole or has at least crossed the event horizon and it's beginning to look like it's gone forever. I will send a jar of our finest preserve to anyone that comes up with the correct wacky location for my errant camera.


Anonymous said...

Work's silly whern it comes to blocking sites. My work, thankfully, almost have no firewalls at all it seems, which is lovely news for me as it's my main interweb access and I can keep lovely and occupied and interested in life while doing some on the most mind numbingly dull work ever. So i'm completly with you when it comes to reading sites at work.

Shame you can't get pictures though, that's a bummer.

clodhopper said...

Maybe the folk at your work behave themselves a little better. Why would enyone want to visit the big brother site....i'd rather prune meself.

Anonymous said...

Hi clodhopper - my work are like yours in that they block everything that might promote a riot of non-work. In their minds, this does not seem to include gardening ... the fools!

clodhopper said...

Hi HB.....if they only knew the hours I spend on allotment/garden sites they'd go ballistic.

cheers...the clod

Anonymous said...

I'll say nowt if you don't ;-)

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