Sunday, 8 July 2007


Too Much Information. Too many blogs and forums to keep up with, I feel like I'm spreading myself too thin. It doesn't help that I spend a huge chunk of my working day monitoring my "customers" internet use, making sure that they're sticking to our Acceptable Use Policy and not surfing for stuff that might be considered "dodgy".

I look for patterns of behaviour, sifting through data and tracking URLs. Often it becomes a one-on-one battle as I head off some wee tow-rag's attempts to bypass our filtering software and get at the good stuff, usually Bebo. Sounds fairly innocent at first but I've found that it's being used more and more often to harrass or bully others. Twice in the last month, I've been asked to secure evidence of online-bullying that's been so severe that the Police have been involved. Social Networking, my arse.

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been winding down my "web presence" and doing more real-world stuff and it's been good.

I'll be taking more time out, more R&R, more "me time" etc over the next few months so expect even less frequent postings on this here blog. Unless I actually climb some hills that is, in which case I'll be sure to let you know about it.


Maple Kiwi said...

You know you're in trouble when you spend more time in front of your computer writing about the outdoors than you actually spend *being* outdoors!

For me, it's at least filling the winter months down here in NZ! Hopefully my blogging will actually take a back seat when summer reutrns.

Big Kev said...

Indeed. There's no substitute for actually getting "out there" and doing stuff. Even the weather here is starting to improve so I'm taking that as a good sign :o)