Monday, May 3, 2010

Hide the children!

this comment from Zendo Deb (on my post titled "Better Than Disneyworld") just about made my day...
It is exactly this kind of disregard for authority that has gotten the Breda Fallacy banned by the web-site control software at my local library.

Yes, I was surfing away from home the other day (before the air conditioner was working again) and you are in fact banned. I sent a note on the powers that be, but I doubt any change will be made, since that would require a bureaucrat to think about something.
You see that, folks? I am far too dangerous and subversive to ever be allowed in a library. Clearly I must be kept from any contact with the public.

Heh. (This is reference, how may I help you?)

13 comments:

Jeff the Baptist said...

Could be worse. Whenever the IT gurus at work update their filtering software, I often can't get to any firearms related websites.

Did I mention I'm a small arms analyst for the US Army?

Earl said...

You are known by the fear of your enemies... Genghis Khan had that problem, too. But he thought that was a good thing.

Alan said...

FREE THE BREDA!!!!!

Greg said...

This site does sometimes get blocked at my work. We use a filtering product called Websense that gets updated rules on a pretty frequent basis from the manufactuter.

I'll try asking our websense administrator if he can find out what category this site falls under.



--Greg

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

It's because your URL category is blanked. Many filters just disregard websites that don't list the category. Many pr0n sites leave the category blank. If nothing else changed, but your category was something like "Fluffy KITTIES!" then you'd show up at more places.

I don't know how to modify this category.

But SOME reader does...

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Category = 'none'

Mike W. said...

You're one of those dangerous "right-wing" extremists Bill Clinton warned everyone about. No wonder you're banned... :)

JRebel said...

Breda, I salute you.

Justin said...

I work for an ultra-liberal hospital, and for some reason, stoptheaclu.com is blocked from my work computers...

Lissa said...

When I hit blocked web sites I just pick up my iPhone.

Dixie said...

There is no dangerous knowledge, only dangerous people.

Breda is a dangerous person. (chuckle)

Ed Rasimus said...

The demands for Internet filtering in our library system in Colorado Springs were incessant. Our solution was that the children's section had a child-friendly home page and links, but the remainder of the library had unrestricted access. We fought hard on the Board of Trustees to maintain that system.

A library system which restricts adults from free acess to information seems distinctly counter-productive.

And, if one needed confirmation of that thesis, the example of a research librarian's blog being caught in the filters would be exhibit one!

Take pride in being dangerous!

Greg said...

Ok, so we dug into the websense blocking a bit more and your site (www.bredafallacy.com) shows up as uncategorized and does not appear to be blocked. I think the source of the blockage is from some of the embedded links on your page.

Specifically these:

http://i172.photobucket.com as Personal Network and Storage

http://hawtness.com as Adult Content

http://www.youtube.com as Streaming Media (Not blocking here but many do)

http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com as Advertising


Hope this helps.


--Greg