So Much for the Geek Techs

My mother calls me from the hotel in SFO to tell me that my father has bought her another necklace. She says he got her a Baccarat necklace, one that is so new, they can't get it in. So, I'm trying to find it on the web because I want to see what my inheritance looks like, and the Baccarat site doesn't seem to feature what she has described. So, I move to Netscape and search "Baccarat," with an immediate blocked message from my work. I try Google. Same response. I think, "Why would they have blocked jewelry? That is so gay." Then it dawns on me. Apparently, the geek techs have confused the jewelry name with gambling--bacarat. What idiots.


Blogger s@bd said...

some people ...

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking for the geek techs in the world, www.baccarat.com gets blocked in my company because it is a shopping web site. Blocking is set up by category of content. The geeks will block obvious stuff like porn when they set up a web filter and then management will tell them what ever other categories they want blocked. Our management wanted ebay blocked, so all shopping got blocked. We subscribe to a service that updates the categories. They decide which internet sites constitute shopping or gambling or whatever.

That's probably more info than you wanted, but things are slow here in geekworld today.

Have a great 4th,


2:33 PM  
Blogger Jeni said...

Well, thank you for the extra knowledge. I just assumed it had to be related to gambling though. I was doubtful that Baccarat got that many shopping hits in our company, but who knows how that stuff works.

Take care and have a good 4th too!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Pioneer Woman said...

I just love those luxury-ignorant geeks.

3:43 PM  

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