Friday, July 24, 2009

Confessions of a tree...

Okay, I have to come clean. I bent the rules a little at the office, and now my work place’s cyber police have come down hard on yours truly. I admit that I log on to do a teensy bit of blogging at work from time to time. Nothing major of course, just a link fix here, a Freya guide there, you know… little stuff. Unfortunately, the powers that be discovered my minor infraction and have decided to essentially execute my blog!

I’m sure you’re all saying to yourselves “What, Beck?! That’s not fair!” with genuine shock and awe. But it’s true. Twig Heals is now blocked by websense in my office. /wrists.

What this means is…
1. Word of my blog’s existence will have to travel outside of this building if anyone is ever going to read it.

2. Those coworkers of mine who did read my blog will now have to get their lunchtime WoW fix elsewhere.

3. Any innocent office blogging bystanders with serious, forward thinking, relevant, and important blogs hosted on blogspot will now be joining Twig Heals on websense's death row.

4. Finally, and most importantly, I have nothing to do at my desk except work. All day! Every day!!

Yes, this is a sad day for Twig Heals. But there is some silver lining. Those of you computer savvy enough to find a proxy server not blocked by websense on your office PCs will still be able to visit Twig Heals (or any other website) at work. And for the less daring folk out there, Google cache’s webpages and makes them available to you in their search engine. These cached pages are basically snap shots of the website and are often viewable even though websense has the site blocked.

Anyway, I just wanted to give you all an update. Power to the people! Down with websense!! And I’ll talk to you all… after work.


  1. Aw, that must suck. I don't know what Yak would do from work but go crazy if he couldn't read blogs in his down time. I don't have down time at work so thats not a problem for me, so I can only relate vicariously through Yakra.

    Did they block ALL blogspot blogs or just yours???

  2. Unfortunately I managed to get added to the blocked sites list as a "social networking site", so all blogspot blogs are unviewable in my office. Luckily, some of my favorite WoW blogs (shameless plug for are not blocked as of yet, so there's still hope for lunchtime sanity in my workplace. :-)