Can You Hear Me Now?

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It seems that people that use networks where the admins use SmartFilter are now unable to read Boing Boing. Because of “nudity.”

Insanity. Complete, utter, insanity.

So I decided to make things a little more difficult for SmartFilter and their users, and submitted this to BB.

Are you in the UAE, Qatar, or on a corporate network that uses SmartFilter? Say goodbye to I’m about to be censored.

And don’t shout at me, shout at the people who decided to put you behind SmartFilter. Make them re-think their policy. Take your business elsewhere. Or use TOR. Maybe that will get you an Internet uncensored by machines.


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Yes, dear reader(s), it has been more than two months since my last post. Just haven’t had anything all that exciting to report, nor have I felt the blogging jones.

The Christmas holidays are pretty much a non-event in our home, so it was laid back with a Chinese dinner with friend Ben. The Oregon winter is in full effect, with rain interspersed with periods of just mist, and an occasional dry day or two. Life is deliciously quiet. That may change soon, but that’s a topic for another post.

What has stirred me from my blogotorpor is a tag from friend Scot. Usually these would get bit-bucketed immediately, but Scot rarely replies to this stuff, so coming from him it’s extremely rare. And he’s on the friends A list, so … here we go …

Four shows I enjoy

  • Law And Order: Criminal Intent
  • Babylon 5
  • Twin Peaks
  • Almost anything on the History Channel

Four jobs I’ve held

  • Systems Administrator
  • Site Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Support Specialist

Four places I’ve lived

  • Hartford/New Haven, CT
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Washington, DC
  • Portland, OR

Four places I’ve vacationed

  • Aspen, CO
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Enlgand/Ireland/Wales
  • My bed

Four cool toys

  • 1911 Encyclopedia Brittanica
  • Smith And Wesson .40
  • My Linux desktop
  • functional homo sapiens sapiens brain

Four web sites I visit daily

Four places I’d rather be

  • Lying on a beach in Thailand or Tunisia
  • Getting my pilot’s license
  • 1970
  • In bed

Four bloggers I’m tagging

  • Nice try, this ends here

There it is, by the command of the shacker.

Stay tuned. I promise not to be such a dilletante in the future.