Monday, October 01, 2007

I spy, you spy, let's all play I spy

Just finished reading an old Dan (DaVinci Code) Brown novel called Digital Fortress where the heroes are hackers and online trackers working for the NSA's Cryptography division. Good read if you're in the mood for some good technobabble and nerd-herds-gone-wild imagery.

Which brings me to my blogs hit counter, Siteminder, and all the voyeuristic peekaboo info it provides me on who is visiting the site.

No visitor names, but countries, cities, domains -- all fun and good to know. But what I really dig is seeing who is lurking on company time.

You readers know who you are, and before I tell you to get back to work and stop using your employer's T-1 line to read about my silly little life out here in the wilds of Oklahoma...

...let me first thank you for using your employers T-1 line to read about my silly little life out here in the wilds of Oklahoma.

Never call me ungrateful.

So without further ado...

Mr. Wells Fargo employee in SF, CA -- I'm not going anywhere and my blog is very dial-up friendly (I don't embed YouTube flix...maybe a link to a YouTube movie, but never embedded in the page), so go home and dial YASTM up.

Teacher or Staff Member at the Mansfield School District -- if there is actually something of educational importance in my musings, please let me know. Maybe I can get a tax write off for publishing this blog as educational learning materials.

Students, Professors, or Employees at the University of St. Thomas in Houston -- I've been to Houston...it was humid and uncomfortable but the folks were friendly. However the student's tuition is paying for this connection, so log off and give someone else a chance at this terminal.

Person at Bosch -- you guys make great spark plugs. Thanks...now get back to work and make some more.

Student, Prof, or Employee at OSU.edu -- okay, you're kinda excused...but since my wife is an alum and wants our daughters to go to undergrad there and wants the tuition to remain reasonable...log off and quit using the schools net access for non-school related activities.

And finally, all you dot.gov people....

I'm not even going to start in on you -- using the taxpayers dollars to spend time frivolously reading my online musings. I do, however feel your pain, since the Gov. computers are probably filtering out any and all good alternative media sites (ahem), and the most provocative sites you may be able to access involve Bindi the Jungle girl.

But let's not forget who's paying the net access bill you enjoy on a daily, 9-5 basis.

Watching my hit count go down...

7 comments:

M&Co. said...

Oh I love all the people looking at my blog on company time! If it weren't for them, I'd have almost no readers at all.

OKDad said...

Yeah, I know, me too.

But I thought I should do my bit for Queen and Country and see if I can get at least a few more spark plugs out of those Bosch guys...

Get back to work!

dennis said...

I was about to give you a go Bucks!

Then I remembered that OSU is not always located in Ohio...

Go (insert team nickname here)!

OKDad said...

Nope, there's always Oregon State University as well.

In their case, it's "Go Beavers!"

But I think that's it for the "O" states...

Students, Professors, or Employees at the University of St. Thomas in Houston said...

Fair enough. We'll stop visiting your site.

OKDad said...

Houston...that's the spirit.

Houston students -- you'll thank me next year when tuition rates don't get increased.

Houston professors -- if you need a break from working on your Doctoral dissertations, try Everquest.com -- it's an ancient online game and isn't really addicting...really, it's not.

Houston employees -- how's the parking situation there? 500 spaces for 2500 students/faculty/employees, or something like that? It's the same at colleges everywhere, isn't it?

Gracie said...

Here's a shout-out from good old Southern Illinois University...but so you know, I work for a campus for-profit cash cow that doesn't use tuition or have anything to do with students, so...maybe that's acceptable...?