annoying great to see that your site is so distracting popular that your workplace decides to do something about it.
As is my habit on most mornings after tending to pressing issues I take a quick hop over to my blog’s site to see if there are any new comments I haven’t replied to. I like to do this on the site itself because the format of the comments section is a little easier for me to navigate and actually reply to the person I’m addressing rather than the article itself.
In any case, I had this lovely screen waiting for me this morning:
Don’t be fooled by that “site can’t be reached” nonsense. It can be reached. I can reach it just fine if I use my phone or something not connected to my work network. This is the same page I get when accessing Facebook or Twitter. It means IT has blocked it.
If it just affected my answering comments I would’t complain, but this has affected my daily reading as well. Not only is my site blocked, but any site hosting WordPress. That’s right 100wordanime.blog and remyfoolblog.com. I can’t read you either.
So how have I written this post? Well, wordpress.com itself still somehow works. That means I can access the console (from which I wrote this) and view the Reader. So I can still see the content of your posts that way but I can’t actually see any of the formatting. I can’t preview my own posts either to make sure they look just right before publishing.
So thank you, [employer name redacted] IT department, for taking away my stress relief while you continue to slowly whittle away at my sanity. Also, if you’re reading this, please don’t fire me.