The Oracle of Apollo Snippets from the life of Apollo Lee

May 12, 2008 - 21:05

Life, Personal, Web

Oh, no! Occult! Horror! Fear!

Apparently, some web filtering software has this website blocked. BrightKite user PhoneTrips sent me a message this afternoon to alert me to the fact that the filter at Panera Bread, who operates the largest free wireless network in the United States, blocks this site. Apparently, it’s categorized as OCCULT (<gasp />).

In 8½ years as a blogger here, I haven’t posted anything that could even loosely be categorized in that pigeonhole, other than my name. For the record, I’m an atheist and generally have a fairly low opinion of pseudoscience, paranormal claims, and other nonsense. I’m a huge fan of James Randi and used to listen to Skepticality on a regular basis. It baffles and annoys me that my website is blocked for having anything to do with the occult.

I don’t generally have anything to say about topics that anyone would consider remotely controversial, although I have used language that could charitably be rated PG-13 here. How do I appeal the web filter rating?

Notice: Apparently, it’s not a rare occurrence. Tinotopia even has a list.

1 Comment

Posted by
Jay Def
May 14, 2008 - 06:05

That is the most bizarre thing I’ve heard of. Lame-asses.

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