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Apparently all you Heavy Harmonies hooligans are nefarious individuals, because the Federal Bureau of Prisons (a.k.a. my employer) has suddenly deemed the message board (but not the main site) to be evil enough to warrant blocking through their newly-installed filters. Dammit, man, what do they expect me to do at work, actually supervise inmates or something? I'm tellin' ya, I'm gonna have to go put the boots to some baby-raper to vent my anger... :angry:

 

On the plus side, since I can now only access the main site, I will most likely be commenting on a lot more CDs. So storm clouds and silver lining and all that shit...but DAMN, I'm still pissed.

 

So I haven't been around much lately to begin with, and now I'll be around even less. Cue bitter tears from some (I'm looking at you, Matt) and diabolical, gleeful laughter from others (I heard that, Geoff).

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Maybe your work is just filtering Geoff, but to do so, they have to take the entire site with him...

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Maybe your work is just filtering Geoff, but to do so, they have to take the entire site with him...

Likely, hence my evil laughter.

 

It's odd, though. In one job somewhere along the line pretty much the entire internet was blocked, including the main site, but the forum was still available. Don't ask me why or how though. Does the whole world just want to see me continue posting here?

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If we all donated enough for Dan to buy a certificate to create a secure website https://, a lot of filtering software does not or cannot filter encrypted traffic. But it's late and I am just typing out loud.

Wonderful. Will you please contact Dan and pay him whatever he needs to make this happen? Thanks, you're the best.

 

Actually, it's weird...for the first 4 yrs. of my career, the message board was blocked. Then the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) pushed out new filters and viola, the message board was available and has been for the last 6 yrs. Now these new filters have just come down the pike and the boards are banned yet again. According to the Computer Services Manager, it's a blanket filter that blocks all forums. Funny thing is, under the last filters, I couldn't access the forums over at Bloody-Disgusting.com, but under these new filters I can. Apparently the BOP feels talking about melodic rock is of greater concern than discussing "favorite kills" or "favorite rape-revenge scenarios."

 

Hey, it's the federal government...it's not supposed to make sense, right?

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If we all donated enough for Dan to buy a certificate to create a secure website https://, a lot of filtering software does not or cannot filter encrypted traffic. But it's late and I am just typing out loud.

 

Not gunna happen. Not only are there costs associated with this, but there is a HUGE performance hit since everything is encrypted.

 

-Dan

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I used to be able to access from work (4 or 5 years ago) and then one day out of the blue, *thwack* no more HHMB at work for me.

 

(I don't have the time anymore to be able to access it at work anyway, being in a new building/job, but I can relate. It was a pretty disappointing day.)

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Apparently all you Heavy Harmonies hooligans are nefarious individuals, because the Federal Bureau of Prisons (a.k.a. my employer) has suddenly deemed the message board (but not the main site) to be evil enough to warrant blocking through their newly-installed filters. Dammit, man, what do they expect me to do at work, actually supervise inmates or something? I'm tellin' ya, I'm gonna have to go put the boots to some baby-raper to vent my anger... :angry:

 

On the plus side, since I can now only access the main site, I will most likely be commenting on a lot more CDs. So storm clouds and silver lining and all that shit...but DAMN, I'm still pissed.

 

So I haven't been around much lately to begin with, and now I'll be around even less. Cue bitter tears from some (I'm looking at you, Matt) and diabolical, gleeful laughter from others (I heard that, Geoff).

That sucks mate i feel your pain,hope you get back on to pm some other way.

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I used to be able to access from work (4 or 5 years ago) and then one day out of the blue, *thwack* no more HHMB at work for me.

 

(I don't have the time anymore to be able to access it at work anyway, being in a new building/job, but I can relate. It was a pretty disappointing day.)

 

Same at my work. For several years after I started there I was able to access pretty much all the music sites & message boards I go to. Now with the filters my favorites are no longer accessible! :( Work Sucks!!

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To those that are blocked by work firewalls (THOSE BASTARDS!!!) have you tried using an anonymous proxy to get to the board?

 

http://www.hidemyass.com

 

Then type in http://heavyharmonies.ipbhost.com into the URL bar and see if you can get there.

 

There are other free anonymous proxies you can use (but be careful, some are not safe, so NEVER pass confidential personal information through an anonymous proxy; but it should be safe enough for using this board).

 

-Dan

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To those that are blocked by work firewalls (THOSE BASTARDS!!!) have you tried using an anonymous proxy to get to the board?

Tried this tactic today, but no luck...the Federal government is smarter than I gave them credit for and have our filters at the prison set to block any "proxy avoidance" sites as well. :doh:

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I actually felt so sorry for Mark....being tucked away in prison (claiming he was innocent as they all do!!) that I drifted over to the main board and started writing comment/reviews with him so he wouldn't be lonely over there while everyone else was at the boards "living it up and having fun!!!"

 

Poor Mark......:baneed: while at work!!!

 

Plus it was really c-c-c-o-l-d-d here and that was a warm place to spend time with a hot cup of coffee and my keyboard...... :kenny:

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I actually felt so sorry for Mark...being tucked away in prison (claiming he was innocent as they all do!) that I drifted over to the main board and started writing comment/reviews with him so he wouldn't be lonely over there while everyone else was at the boards "living it up and having fun!!"

 

Poor Mark......:baneed: while at work!!!

 

Plus it was really c-c-c-o-l-d-d here and that was a warm place to spend time with a hot cup of coffee and my keyboard...... :kenny:

So what you're saying is that you're engaging in "pity posting"? Well, I'm not a proud man, so I can live with that, as long as I'm no longer lonely over there on the main site. Geoff usually cuddles with me, though...will you cuddle with me? It makes Matt jealous, which is an added benefit.

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So what you're saying is that you're engaging in "pity posting"? Well, I'm not a proud man, so I can live with that, as long as I'm no longer lonely over there on the main site. Geoff usually cuddles with me, though...will you cuddle with me? It makes Matt jealous, which is an added benefit.

 

Oh...no, no, no......no pity posting......true concern from down deep in my loving heart (as long as there's no touchie touchie over there, I don't do cuddling except with momma.......just exchanging thoughts!!!!)

 

By the way, I know how it goes in the joint.....times slides by slowly at times.....Hey, did you see, I even responded to a couple of your posts? I was reading your comments. I guess I was making too much noise over there because I was called down about a couple of my comments......I'm trying to whisper now so as not to disturb the higher ups!! :tumbsup:

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I'm no longer lonely over there on the main site. Geoff usually cuddles with me, though...will you cuddle with me? It makes Matt jealous, which is an added benefit.

 

 

Someone told me that Geoff was having nightmares when I was posting over there and you were constantly having to cover him back up.......seems he kept kicking the covers off and thrashing about!!! It was reportedly just a rumor, but, I wanted to check in with you to get the poop from the horses' mouth???????

 

Matt, don't worry.....there won't be any cuddling with the "old man"......Geoff is the only one you have to worry about! :popcorn:

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To those that are blocked by work firewalls (THOSE BASTARDS!!!) have you tried using an anonymous proxy to get to the board?

 

http://www.hidemyass.com

 

Then type in http://heavyharmonies.ipbhost.com into the URL bar and see if you can get there.

 

There are other free anonymous proxies you can use (but be careful, some are not safe, so NEVER pass confidential personal information through an anonymous proxy; but it should be safe enough for using this board).

 

-Dan

 

The anonymyzer was blocked.

 

I can get on the HH forum from work but not the main site. I can get on Amazon, but not Ebay. I can access USA Today Sports, but am blocked from almost all other sports sites. Our filters are STRANGE.

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