I’m posting from my boss’ boss’ house, where I’m housesitting and dogsitting, and she obviously has a “net nanny”-type filter set up on this computer. I’ve never used a computer that had that running before, at least not to my knowledge, but I know this one does because I can’t get to any of the links in the -related feeds. When I try to access biallmeans.org the word % – – – – – – – ” is invisible (had to put the hyphens in there so it doesn’t remove the word from my posting) as if it doesn’t even appear on the page. I tried to access – – – – -d-a-y.com and it redirected me to the National Wildlife Organization or whatever. (Interestingly, the filter leaves the word % ” but doesn’t like % – – – – “)

I’m so weirded out by this. I know it’s common, but I’ve never personally experienced it before.

I’m being censored. It’s really weird.

16 thoughts on “I’m being censored. It’s really weird.

  • November 27, 2003 at 4:08 am
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    How did you end up getting in?

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  • November 27, 2003 at 4:10 am
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    Oh, she finally got the voicemail messages yesterday morning and sent over a friend who had a key to let us in. Impressively, the dogs didn’t leave any messes in their cages! They were pretty darned thrilled to get out, though, poor pups.

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  • November 27, 2003 at 4:29 am
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    Yay! I’m glad she finally got you in. DJ would have been frantic.

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  • November 27, 2003 at 5:33 am
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    I can’t see any of those words! You’ve got me really curious about what they are.

    -J

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  • November 27, 2003 at 12:35 pm
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    That sucks… however, if you’re going to be there long enough, I’m
    sure we can find away around it 😉

    hmm.. i also have to wonder, if it tracks website request made ..( i bet it does..)

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  • November 28, 2003 at 2:20 am
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    They are:

    be-eye-ess-ee-ex-you-ay-el

    cue-you-ee-ee-are

    gee-ay-why

    el-ee-ess-be-eye-ay-en

    Heh. Take that, silly software.

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  • November 28, 2003 at 2:22 am
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    I’m guessing it can, but whether or not anyone bothers to go in and look is another matter. I can’t imagine she has time to.

    But I’m only going to be here until Monday. I can cope. I’ll just pop into the office, somewhat ironically, if I really need to read up on happenings in the “alternative lifestyle” world. 😉

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  • November 28, 2003 at 2:24 am
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    Oh, and polyamory seems to be OK. Guess they don’t know about that one. 😉

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  • November 28, 2003 at 2:42 am
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    hehe.. well good luck getting through that filter as well.. geez.. that thing even blocks fark.com.. jeez

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  • November 28, 2003 at 2:44 am
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    hahahahah

    that’s a pretty damn creative way to get through … sad part is, one day, software will be smart enuff 😐

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  • November 28, 2003 at 3:07 am
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    Gotcha. 🙂

    My only encounter with one of those things was in an airport lounge in … I think it was the UK? It was right after I’d first recruited my beta team to read over everything I’d written and tell me what sucked, and I was all excited about finally getting back ‘s review of the original “Turning Myself Into You.” Except that as soon as I reached the second screen of comments, the netnanny would trigger on one of the words in the email (I think it was “ess eee ecks”) and *close my connection*. It was SO frustrating. I take it yours isn’t quite that heinous?

    -J

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  • November 28, 2003 at 3:21 am
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    Yeah, that’s part of what I meant was somewhat ironic about it. But so far, the filter at work hasn’t blocked me from accessing news sites about “alternative lifestyles.” Maybe that day is coming, though. 😉

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  • November 28, 2003 at 3:22 am
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    Not that heinous, no. How completely annoying that it would close the connection. Sheesh.

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  • November 28, 2003 at 3:23 am
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    Thanks to people like you. 😉

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  • November 28, 2003 at 3:33 am
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    well..hmm…would that be discrimination?

    I’m guessing not in the case of work.Because it’s thier network and it’s meant to be used for work related activities only.

    Which means they’d have to block livejournal too. Which would suck.

    🙁

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  • November 28, 2003 at 3:35 am
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    sarcasm is not nice

    hehe jk

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