Just like any other work day, after replying to the urgent emails & work, I clicked on Firefox to check gmail.  It gave me the “page load” error. I thought it was probably an internet connection issue. But I noticed that all the company.org sites, email & sametime chat were working fine. I got shocked thinking what if they blocked all the other sites :O.  I tried yahoo, cnn, IBM  etc etc etc. None of them worked.. I had a similar experience in one of my previous work place where they blocked all the sites. Life was kinda horrible during that 8 hrs I spend in the office since there was no connection to the outside world. lol … In order to feel better I told my coworker V

Me: hey V I think they blocked all the sites other the .org ones
V: [shocked face] 
reallyyyyyy???? Let me check.
(checking…..) www. google.com”
(relived face) its working fine…
Me: [shocked face]
:O really… I think its just me then…
let me ping the desktop support specialist


Me: Hi T
Hello and HNY…what’s up?
thx… Happy New Year to you too
I’m in the office (not connected through vpn) however I can’t access any other than kp.org sites
What sites are trying to access?
Me: [oh shoot… why did I even ask him 😦 😦  😦  ]
Hmmm uhhhh ohhhh…
I was trying to access “some ibm support site”.com
there seems to be an issue with internet at the moment
The connection to the internet is “broken” somehow and I’m sure they are on it
Me: Thx.

Well Im much relieved, it’s not just me 🙂 … I kept trying to connect every 30 minutes or so… After a 3 hr wait… It connected to google J. Hurrayyy !!!
ആ 3 മണിക്കൂറില്‍ ഞാന്‍ ജോലി മാറുന്നതിനെ കുറിച്ചു വരെ ആലോചിച്ചു
(I had to write that in Malayalam…)


I guess most of you will feel the same way if they block sites (mail, orkut, wordpress, blogspot…) at work… or is it just me 😉 ??