My Digital Diary

November 16, 2007

Blogs are getting blocked


 This is a terrible news for me and for all those people who’s company’s internet usage policy is so damn strict that even blogs are Blocked from intranet access.

 Currently Blogspot is blocked; Wordpress Blogs are working fine thou.

Anoop, its good that you sitched to i can check your blog.Tell srini to move too.

The earlier restriction to Public-emailing sites, chatting domains, Online-gaming and Social Networking and Personal sites was considered acceptable, but bringing blogs under the scanner is really bit harsh.
No one can waste so much time in blogging or surfing if they are kept busy during officie hrs.Its only those benchers or lucky souls who inspite of being assigned to project ; those who are free can find time to browse through blogs and spread their word and why not?.

Well as of now, WordPress isn’t blocked; but soon it will also come under the microscope of the IT Security Guys here , then how will i maintain / update my blog? I dont have a connection at my room. The bandwidth available in the company is lightening fast and surely the best use of the resource allowing quick browsing thru comments and updating ourselves about the latest post from fellow bloggers/friends.

My question is why not Ban all Trading Sites too.Well its just out of frustation (even i dont want them banned)..Infact, I wud love to have access to everything..but yeah..i agree its not possible and feasible.My colleagues are heavily using the Trading sites to make profits and to keep their money growing.If spending time to manage your portfolio is OK ,then why not blogs?Bcos even PM’s(project Managers) and SPM’s(Senior Project Manager) do the same dabbling in the Market all day.
Myself, having a small blog is denied access; forget that i even make any profit out of it.Not fair huh?

Lets hope that the day is too far when eventually wordpress will get blocked.


  1. First of all it sounds like it’s a very good timing for me to switch over to wordpress. And, I just hope that wordpress doesn’t get blocked for u, when ur company goes on blog-blocking-spree yet again. Well, this is too much. Why the hell? If I am a person with reasonable amount of work load, can’t I spend sometime in blogging. May be they are trying to find out the similarity between orkut and blogging…where ur every post/comment is like a scrap.
    I feel it’s a crap of blocking something like this, as a sensible person can take care of his work when needed and blog in spare time.

    Comment by Anoop — November 16, 2007 @ 5:25 am

  2. Spare time ha ha Anoop, we work in a place where … well its better not said about. Hey Nitin, I use online trading yaar, kuch to time passs hota hai 🙂 Dont wanna see these sites getting blocked now 😦 btw flickr & picassos been blocked as well 😦

    Comment by assemkhan — November 16, 2007 @ 5:51 am

  3. Sach main yaar.. main sirf comparsion kar raha tha…betwn Blogging and Trading.Infact Trading consumes more time of an Employee. isnt it..

    Thats bad news .FLICKR TOO??? very baddddddddd

    Comment by nitin — November 16, 2007 @ 5:54 am

  4. Hey Nitin, as far I rem, ur company has some Internet browsing area….Is it getting blocked there too ??

    Also, ur name ‘nitin’ hyperlink is pointing to ur gmail address instead of wordpress. Whats up with it man ?

    Comment by Anoop — November 16, 2007 @ 5:59 am

  5. Internet PC hai..ek he hain for 1000 employees on a floor..Saale woh hamesha occupied
    rehta hain..
    Again..browsing from desk is pretty comfortable rather than queueing up on some common place
    and showing indifference to the eyebrows who are kept waiting..

    Its my Last resort!!!!

    Comment by nitin — November 16, 2007 @ 6:06 am

  6. I hate this Internet policy of corportates! If they think they will increase productivity by blocking, they are mistaken. 😦

    Thankfully, nothing is blocked currently at my workplace. But certainly there should be a way out o access when firewalls do not let us to? There must be some cheat sheets 🙂

    Comment by Poonam Sharma — November 16, 2007 @ 11:01 am

  7. Well proxy’s are there.. But our IT Security team is specially taking salary for keeping the
    proxies at bay..
    A good circumnavigator is needed..but then we have to sacrifice the speed..

    Comment by nitin — November 16, 2007 @ 11:32 am

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