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My work hates Sadowsky!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Dan1099, Feb 23, 2005.


  1. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    So I'm sitting here, looking at Major Metal's Sadowsky Gallery thread, and I click a link to view a picture at sadowsky's website and BAM:

    "Blocked By Websense
    !! Alert !!

    Access to this site has been blocked in accordance with:
    TRW's General Policy Statement No.4 - "Electronic Communications"

    If access to this site is in alignment with General Policy Statement No. 4 and is a requirement to pursue TRW business activities, you may request an exception to gain access by filling out the URL Exception Request Form."

    What gives? It never had this problem before. I've visited that website a few times in the past, with not so much as a flinch from Websense before.

    Any idea why its doing this? I though at first that it might be because im spending too much time on there, and they decided to block it, but the fact of the matter is, I've only been there 4-5 times, probably spent no more than an hour or two there total. And I spend several hours everyday perusing TalkBass, without any problems. (So far. *crosses fingers* I don't know what I would do without you guys.)

    So is there someone else in my building here spending an inordinate time on Sadowskys website? Did Mr. Sadowsky quit the bass business and become an internet porn broker? What's the deal??
     
  2. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    It is just a guess but i dont think Roger changed professions :D . Sorry to here you got blocked from all the potential GAS.
     
  3. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    That's alright. Maybe I'll just buy one to get back at them.
     
  4. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    I guess thats because playing on of his basses is the most fun you can have standing up!! And his website causes uncontrollable GEAR LUST! I must confess I am a Sadowsky addict, are there any twelve step programs available for me?
     
  5. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Who knows how these things work. TB is usually blocked here at my work but by a series of coincidences today I ended up here and for some reason it's not blocked now. Whatever...

    brad cook
     
  6. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Canuck Amateur

    Just think of all the money you'll save.
     
  7. UnsungZeros

    UnsungZeros The only winning move is not to play.

  8. DougP

    DougP

    Sep 4, 2001
    Websense is the work of the devil. my company uses it. i see it a couple times a day. :D
     
  9. Maybe it's all those naked skin colored basses...
     
  10. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    the key-word "roger" sent the websense feelers on alert ?
     
  11. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Go For It :bassist:
     
  12. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.

    BAD MENTAL IMAGES!!!!!
     
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I assist with the administration of the web filter where I work. We use 8E6 Technologies. We evaluate the logs every month to see what needs to be adjusted. It's almost embarassing to see what kind of websites people try to visit from their work PC's. Sometimes I want to go to that persons desk and ask them what the thunder they were thinking.

    -Mike
     
  14. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    Haha that's a great line.
     
  15. Rav

    Rav

    Dec 29, 2004
    Aurora, IL
    Just bypass your companys websense server. Go use an anonymous web proxy and look at anything on the web you want from work.

    -Rav
     
  16. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    Such as?
     
  17. bassjus

    bassjus

    Mar 30, 2004
    Mass
  18. Rav

    Rav

    Dec 29, 2004
    Aurora, IL
    There are about a bajillion of them out there. And if you really can't find one you like you can always set one up on your home computer and ssh-tunnel to your home computer and proxy out of it.

    This would give you the added benefit of making your traffic encrypted so even if your IT monkeys find it and get upset they won't be able to tell what you were looking at even with packet sniffs of the traffic.

    -Rav
     
  19. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    Also blocked. The bastards!