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Because surely this will make me more effective... [Apr. 7th, 2009|12:27 pm]
terribleturnip
The Overlords at work have decided to block our access to LJ and Facebook and other odd things, because we are wasting too much time on them.

Dudes, like I can't find other things to waste time on. Pressure must be released. Seems to me that a little FB/LJ is more productive than roaming the halls with a shotgun, but hey, the Uber-Bosses know best, right?

I do wish they'd given us a little advance notice -- this was sort of like making everyone go cold turkey and now things are...tense to say the least. I find myself googling the strangest things just to see how far the filters go, like probing an empty socket where a tooth used to be. I'm probably wasting MORE time now. And it's vaguely unsatisfying.

But I suppose at least it will get me off my duff and get the house re-wired for internet access. Anybody have any recommendations for someone to do that? My phone lines are kaputsky.

But that does mean that posting will be sporadic at best for a little while til I work it out.

Pbft.
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2009-04-07 04:44 pm (UTC)
If they offer Verizon Fios where you are (they should) I would subscribe to that. If not, I'd go through your cable company and get access that way. Yeah, it's $40.00 a month but they start you out at an introductory rate of 19.99 or something like that :-)

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[User Picture]From: skivee
2009-04-07 05:16 pm (UTC)
I also am doing FIOS. Pretty happy with it, compared to Comcast.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2009-04-07 06:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, your area should have FIOS, since you're only about ten minutes from my parents, and they got it in November.
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From: kudrasslipper
2009-04-07 06:09 pm (UTC)
I learned a new substitute swear word today, so I'll use it now in reference to you being snatched out of our play pen.

Oh, ratfarts.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2009-04-07 08:11 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: stonethrow
2009-04-07 11:10 pm (UTC)
terribleturnip.livejournal.com/profile gets me around our filter very easily to read the latest and greatest of Turnip's deeds.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2009-04-09 02:05 am (UTC)
oh man. there's not even a valid way you can complain about it like, "oh but i HAVE to check my live journal on my lunch hour... because i uh... have .. people who read it an ... uh... depend on me to entertain them while they're at THEIR incredibly boring jobs..."

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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2009-04-09 04:22 pm (UTC)
No, no, no. I HAVE internet service. It's my wiring that's bad. I just need some person to come and re-run the wires. We have FIOS in our area, but I don't need tv, nor phone, and there's no way in hell I'm paying $50-60 for internet. Even if I switched over tv and added phone to get the better deal, it's still a couple hundred dollars a year more than what I pay now.

And thanks StoneThrow, but I think our company has hired way more powerful weasel-blockers than the school system unnamed.
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