The company I’m currently working for uses an Internet filter to prevent people from accessing certain websites. Not only porn sites are blocked. Also game sites, forums, most blogs, or anything ‘controversial’ are prohibited. I can’t even visit my own website.

When they first installed this preposterous filter I could still make use of anonymous proxies. Later they also blocked these proxy sites. After that I used the Google cache to view certain sites. Which also only worked temporarily. But this week I found another trick. I surf to and simply translate the website I want to view. Dexterous trick, if I may say so myself! I wonder how long it takes before they block this possibility also.

Categories: Work

Aswin van Woudenberg

I'm a lecturer at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences where I teach Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Concurrent Programming. Together with my students I'm building dialogue systems that can learn, reason and converse in a variety of domains.

1 Comment

rob minnaert · August 9, 2011 at 10:53 am

no good, URL translation sites are blocked by our filters

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