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


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Me: Hi T
T:
Hello and HNY…what’s up?
Me:
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
T:
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
T:
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…)

lol

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 😉 ??

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