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July 9th, 2008
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No personal email. An ability to read LJ, but oddly not to post comments. This being on a course thing might not be as great as I thought it would be....

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From:woodpijn
Date:July 9th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Presumably Sally can't reply to your comment to say whether she wants that, without making a whole new post saying so...
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From:antinomy
Date:July 9th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
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You seem to have successfully managed to leave duplicate comments in Matthew's journal...
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From:atreic
Date:July 9th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
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Oh, maybe it is just telling me I can't comment when it's really sent it. Boggle.
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From:green_jedi
Date:July 9th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
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My employer blocks personal e-mail too (and, recently, LJ) - I can emphasize with the first one, it's really really annoying having to duplicate your electronic correspondence, especially as I can't read my work e-mail from home either. I know it's meant to "decrease distractions at work", but in the end it just uses up more of my time as I forward messages back and forth between my work and home accounts...

*gripe*
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From:catyak
Date:July 9th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Conveniently I have an ssh tunnel[*] out to my home machine, which is running an http proxy so I get to read anything I want without even being aware of filters at work. Having personal webmail running on https helps as well, avoiding all the usual gmail/hotmail/etc filter.

[*] ssh was blocked on the firewall but IT opened it when I asked, so I assume they know I'm using it.

D
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From:the_alchemist
Date:July 10th, 2008 11:12 am (UTC)
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At Sunningdale? I didn't have either of those problems either on my laptop or on their computers.
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From:emperor
Date:July 10th, 2008 11:17 am (UTC)
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atreic's laptop is stupidly set up - it will only talk to the web through a private address, which means it can't browse the web until it's logged into ROIS. This interacts poorly with the standard "enter a username and password to go online" sort of thing that hotels often have.
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From:simont
Date:July 10th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
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ROIS? (Rodents Of Implausible Size? I don't think they exist.)
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From:emperor
Date:July 10th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
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Crazy internal VPN thingy.
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From:atreic
Date:July 11th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
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There are two problems:

Internet in the library - my email is bizzare and personal and is just on Matthew's computer instead of on Google's computor or Hotmails computer etc. Therefore Sunningdale won't accept the weird security certificate for it. I asked them to add the website, and they seemed very willing to check it was email and add it, but then they had a big problem with their computers so didn't have any spare time to do it.

Internet in my room - my work laptop won't let me access any website unless I log in to the DH rois site as the very first thing I do. Sunningdale won't let me access any website unless I log in to the Sunningdale site as the first thing I do. You can see the obvious failiure modes here.
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