UPDATE -- An interesting feature of some content-checking gateways is that they report a local IP address instead of a geographic one. So anytime I visited this blog from my Cahir workstation, only the 127.0.0.1 identity followed me. That IP morphs with the browsing record of at least 300 other page views in one of my websites, making it difficult to see where one was sitting when searching for "child porn" when they landed here in search of a news item I wrote about it.
CAHIR -- I am sitting at a workstation funded by Irish taxpayers, watching dozens of people with NASA IDs land on my blog looking for "pron clips" and can report that most Irishblogs are visible today through the content filters. However, some Irish blogs on my reading list are blocked because of specific issues with their current page's content. Guess who is blocked? (Hint: Think tech.)
- Anthony Finucane (Weighted phrase limit exceeded.)
- Colm (Same reason as above.)
- Holy Schmoly! (Banned combination phrase found.)
- Justin Mason (Banned combination phrase found.)
- It was the blurst of times (Same as #1.)
On another note, is John Naughton's blog an Irish thing? Just wondering, because he's listed in Planet Of The Blogs, which I thought required an Irish footprint. I read him regularly but thought he was Guardian-British.