One of the more remarkable things about Falstaff is that employees have more-or-less been given free reign when it comes to our computers. We can install what we want. We can surf the Internet to and from wherever we want.
That is until recently.
Due to some fluke, I cannot access certain sites on the web without going through a proxy. I am relatively confident that it wasn’t something crafted by IT. The sites being blocked are not particular problematic ones. It just so happens, however, that one of the sites blocked is Hit Coffee. So posting from work and whatnot will be pretty limited until they get this fixed.
On a side note, in real life my boss Willard and my webmaster Webster have the same first name. Willard’s name is first alphabetically and so when I thought that Hit Coffee was completely down, I almost emailed Willard to inquire about it.
That would have been bad.
Moving on, when I brought up the idea of utilizing Instant Messaging to help the team communicate more easily, he informed me that the company was looking in to disabling IM. Well, their plan is to prevent all IMing outside the company, but since even messages from one desk to the desk next to it go outside the internal network, I’m not sure it’s going to work how they think it is. IT seems optomistic.
So in the interest of smokin’em while you got’em, I invite any and all of my readers for a limited time (when they cut us off at the end of the month) to Instant Message me. My AIM name is K U M E D E I N… without the spaces.