i write for a dirty blog

Every so often I find myself at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria. One of the things I really like about the building – besides the really nice aesthetic design (for a federal building at least) – they offer a public wi-fi signal for use throughout most of the building. Although the connection is a paltry 2.0 MBPS, it’s still nice to be able to check your email on the fly.

I wanted to jump online and check out what was going on here at DC Metroblogging, but was denied.


I like how their filtering software lumps blogs/newsgroups into the same category with adult/mature content.

So, kudos to USPTO for providing the hotspot to the general public, but a big two thumbs down for blocking free speech through blogs…

4 Comments so far

  1. Doug (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

    If your fellow authors weren’t cursefiends (okay, that might be a bit extreme), then we wouldn’t get blocked by content filters.

  2. Stacey (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

    Panera also blocks MB…

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    Still, Stacey? I thought we finally got off their shit list?

  4. Stacey (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

    Got blocked at the one in Falls Church within the last month or two. So like not this week, but recently.

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