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After A Long Absence

April 15th, 2010 by Andrew

First, let me apologize for my long absence, but I have a good reason…

Did you know that the desert is filled with a demon spawned substance called dust? And some of this demon dust is so fine that no matter what type of air filters you use some will always enter your laptop and cover your heat-sinks. It then does what demons do best and heats up causing your laptop to burn out in a silent but sudden death. Yeah, demon spawned dust invaded my laptop and incinerated its brain. After an hour of frustration I reverted to a caveman and tried fixing my poor computer by hitting it with various large blunt object, starting with rocks and ending with a dumpster. Alas all this did was exacerbate the problem, as you have probably already guessed.

Feeling very addicted to the humorous ramblings of a barely-sane man, I attempted to access this site from a government system. This is how I found out about the various levels of firewall blockage. They even had them conveniently color coded. Green was “not a bad site, but not allowed.” You know, like disney.com and fluffybunnies.com. Yellow was “Probably a game so DENIED!” Red was “Blood death and gore? Uh-uh!” And then there was black. Black was stuff like porn, known virus infected sites, enemy intelligence gathering sites, and (you guessed it) Skippy’s List.

So feel proud Skippy! The military views you as as big a threat as the enemy intelligence agencies, network crashing viruses and pornographic material!

But now I’m home and have a few more stories to add to the content of this oh so malevolent site!

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26 Responses to “After A Long Absence”

  1. Bob Says:

    Ah, so much fun to be had with firewalls. At my school, Extreme has been blocked so you cannot find its meaning in any dictionary site. I would love to kick the person who decided this in the nuts.. I really would.


  2. Matt Says:

    What’s truly funny, if you are doing research for the government lets say on various terrorist groups, you might have to use a computer not on the government network. The firewalls block out most of the useful content too!


  3. Marie Says:

    When I was running the anime club at my old junior high (I was graduated from college, this was only a couple years ago), I was shocked that respected anime news sites such as AnimeNation and AnimeNewsNetwork were blocked (I had wanted to share news off of them with the students).

    However, bittorrent filesharing sites such as AnimeSuki were not.


  4. Shadowydreamer Says:

    I don’t think any regular around here will disagree that Skippy’s mind is a dangerous thing and should be contained. Heck, I’m sure his wife will agree he’s just dangerous to be around.. especially when he’s been lacking in sleep.


    Shadowydreamer reply on April 15th, 2010 6:48 pm:

    Oh – and welcome home!


    CCO reply on April 15th, 2010 9:08 pm:

    Hear, hear!


  5. Willy Says:

    Your kidding? Your on BLACK?

    Although I only know what it is from what you said >.>

    I love the levels though….according to you, its






  6. kat Says:

    People who think for themselves are dangerous creatures. They can contain (or arrest) the radical guys who make plans to go on killing sprees. It’s those of us who quietly make plans for the coming Zombie Apocalypse that really scare the pants off them.


    Stonewolf reply on April 16th, 2010 4:27 am:

    There is no such thing as a dangerious weapon, only dangerious people.


    Sgt. Spooky reply on April 16th, 2010 8:33 am:

    The human mind is the most dangerous of all weapons


    Stonewolf reply on April 16th, 2010 9:56 am:

    Yup. Keep yours sharp and ready.

    ltc_insane reply on April 22nd, 2010 7:57 am:

    and it’s even more dangerous if Psionics are involved :P

  7. Billy Says:

    And yet, I’m sure you can find a way to get to the site that showed me that you can always get porn on a computer, eatmyshorts.com. found out about it looking up simpsons stuff on a school computer. Also, somehow it still didn’t scar my childhood at all.


    Billy reply on April 15th, 2010 8:37 pm:

    Oh, just found out that it changed to something a little less pornographic.

    captcha: addles the, brain for sure.


  8. Jim A Says:

    Well so far, those sorts of decisions are made on a relatively local basis. Certainly I’m typing this from a .mil address. Heck, out in the sandbox, limited bandwidth may be a factor. Certainly porn at decent resolutions uses LOTS of bits.

    captcha: loves overcoat I guess captcha is ok with flashers..


    SGT Randall reply on April 20th, 2010 6:21 pm:

    Same here. Been in the box for 7 months so far this time. Every day I get on this site from my gov computer.


  9. Adam Says:

    It seems that the government called Rule 34 on Skippy’s List.

    Also: Welcome home, Andrew!


  10. David Says:

    I think its just the Army that is afraid of Skippy. Bad for morale, you know.


    Andrew reply on April 17th, 2010 1:57 pm:

    Ah, but this wasn’t the Army networks! It was the Air Force. So while I could get to sites like MLB.com and espn.com (not to mention kontraband and armorgames) Skippy was blocked.


  11. Lacey Socks Says:

    My place of business blocks LOL Cats (so much for a lunch time LOL)


  12. Eric Says:

    When I was still in the Air Force I was able to go on 4chan. My how the firewalls have changed.


  13. theodore Says:

    HA! Firewalls only prevent you from getting to interesting sites if you’re behind them…..So, when you’re network admin, you can wire an ethernet port on the OUTSIDE of the firewall to your desk….ah, the good old days.

    either I suck at captchas or i need to find my bifocals.


  14. Sequoia Says:

    At my school, there are sites blocked because they are, and I shit you not, “Educational”


  15. Speed Says:

    I wonder if you can connect to and use a proxy server. My teenager explained it all to me, that’s how they bypass the lock outs at his high school [I’m sooo 20th century]. I bet that you can do a search for proxy servers even on a mil network. Most universities provide proxy servers and aren’t too picky about who accesses them, hint-hint.


  16. Matt Says:

    My current desert location blocks this site with a black screen on the .gov computers, but I can access it with the laptop on commercial wireless. A few years ago i was in a deployed location, went to go on the AF Portal site, which is an ‘.af.mil’ and got the blocked message, no shit, ‘blocked due to military/government content. Lasted for 2-3 days too, even with multiple phone calls and help desk tickets. I love comm…


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