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It’s Tuesday Morning & You’re Not Really Working

December 29th, 2009 by jake · 6 Comments

Since it’s really still holiday time and everybody in an office is just sitting around on YouTube or reading Cheezburger, posting will be light today and tomorrow. Because why not! It’s the holidays.

WHAS11 has the most unintentionally hilarious Twitter line of the week. Something about getting tough on bad bears. Heh. Yes, I went there. [The Twitter Machine]

Banned by Humana? Must be all those offensive mentions of things like coffee or delicious treats. [Consuming Louisville]

Wayside finally got the title to its hotel on Broadway. [Sheldon Shafer]

Fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here has turned out to be some dangerous bunk. [LEO's FatLip]

This story about Daniel Mongiardo has his campaign in an uproar for some reason. But the campaign has refused to say why or provide additional information. [Page One]

All the more reason Kentucky needs comprehensive tax reform. Maybe some day Governor Beshear will wake up to that reality instead of poo-pooing something so hugely popular with the entire Commonwealth. [H-L]

Flying right now can be kind of a headache and totally confusing. Have you flown lately? What was your experience? [Huffington Post]

Ruh ro: It’s top albums of 2009 time. [Backseat Sandbar]

Tags: Business · Music · Steve Beshear · Taxes · Travel · Wayside Mission · WHAS

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mark H (Not Hebert) // Dec 29, 2009 at 9:16 am

    I’m not sure if this is the case or if all sites with blogs are blocked, but it’s possible that Humana is now blocking sites with blogs in an attempt to limit the exposure to HIPPA security breaches. There would be no way to track the breach to notify the affected parties as required under the law.

    That said, it could be that they simply doing it to try an increase productivity. How dare Humana not allow their employees to blog about restaurants instead of doing the job they are being paid to do.

    I’m shocked big companies allow as much internet access as they do given the loss in productivity. Hell, I’ve lost a few minutes of my day just now…..

  • 2 jake // Dec 29, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I agree that companies should be able to restrict whatever web access they so desire.

    But it’s silly to block some local sites while restricting others.

  • 3 Mark H (Not Hebert) // Dec 29, 2009 at 9:35 am

    That’s why I wonder if the block was due to a security concern. It may be the website’s platform or blog platform creates a weak spot somehow in their IT security.

  • 4 Cantinflas // Dec 29, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Looks like I’m gonna have to wear Depends next time I fly commercial.

  • 5 Mark H (Not Hebert) // Dec 29, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    I’m sure the airlines will figure out a way to make a buck off this by offering passengers a catheter and urine bag for a $4.00 fee (correct change appreciated of course), just like their cheap headsets.

  • 6 Steve Magruder (I, not D or R) // Dec 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    It seems to me that if companies are serious about restricting unproductive web use, they would create white lists of sites related to their business that employees can access, instead of using blocks that will always work out like Swiss cheese.

    I sometimes wonder if companies want to use web access as a trap for bored employees. I’m sure Humana has multitudes of those, given the arcane work processes I’ve heard about.

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