Well that was weird…

I wasn’t able to access SEB or the backend from work since late yesterday afternoon. At first I thought perhaps my job was blocking the site, but I was getting a “No route to host” error which is a tad unusual. Traceroute showed that it wasn’t work blocking the site as it was getting quite far out onto the net, but something between here and there was borked. Oddly enough if I turned off the proxy in the browser and tried again it worked just fine, but I need the proxy on to access company email. Now, just before I’m due to go home, it’s working again.

So thats why I didn’t post anything today. Consider this an open thread on the off-chance that I don’t get around to posting anything else once I get home.

11 thoughts on “Well that was weird…

  1. Open thread – Woo Hoo! I was wondering why there weren’t any new SEB posts, Les. Thought maybe they padlocked your ‘puter at work. wink

    We still don’t have a new Senator here in Minnesota. But Franken is closing in on Coleman as the recount progresses. The lawsuits are flying and it’s getting interesting. We’ve become the new Florida – just no hanging chads.

    Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

  2. Well Les are you sure you weren’t hax0r3d? just saying that sounds kind of odd that that would happen, but what the hell do I know.

  3. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060125-6054.html

    It’s bad enough that No Such Agency is wiretapping US citizens without a warrant, and that the FBI is keeping tabs on domestic political groups in the name of terrorism. Now Newsweek reports that the Pentagon is also in on the domestic surveillance game, monitoring and compiling information on all kinds of domestic anti-war and anti-Halliburton protests. The surveillance part of the program was set up in 2003 and is called Threat and Local Observation Notice (TALON). TALON collects raw intelligence on incidents of interest and feeds it to a top-secret analysis shop at the Pentagon, called Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA). CIFA’s task is to identify and track anti-military terrorist activity within the United States.

    The Pentagon collects incident data by sending agents into the field to write up reports on protests large and small that are targeted at both the military and contractors like Halliburton. Agents also collect information on activist groups by surfing their websites.

    You may have inadvertently found yourself on a pentagon watch list and had your connection re-routed!

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