I’m sorry, folks, but “Rambo vs. Walker” sounds more like a sub-B-flick movie than a serious discussion of politics. Completely absent from this silly little “my action movie hero can beat up your action movie hero” diorama is any coherent rationale as to why I should give a tinker’s damn about what a couple of Hollywoods think about politics.
Thanks, guys, but I’ll listen to the candidates and make up my own mind.
So, 41 people working for the District of Columbia were fired this week because they were using the city’s computer systems to surf for porn on the internet. In the wake of that little development, DC is beefing up their monitoring systems to watch what people are accessing while they work.
“We have a system for tracking people’s use and redirecting people’s computers away from those sites, to get people back to work, serving the citizens of the District of Columbia,” says D.C. City Administrator Dan Tangherlini.
Before its investigation, D.C. could track 10,000 computers. Now the city can monitor 30,000.
“Content will be filtered. Those sites will be blocked and re-directed to our policy of appropriate use,” says Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra.
As a network professional, I have to ask the question: what the hell do you mean that “content will be filtered”? You’re saying you weren’t doing that already? In this litigious age where every punk with a grievance is just looking for an excuse to drag you into court, you’re telling me that the DC government didn’t have filters already on?
The technology to do this kind of thing has been available for years. Yes, I know full well it’s not perfect but that’s hardly the issue. For no other reason than protecting the city government from a harassment lawsuit filed by someone who peeked over a co-worker’s shoulder and got the vapors, these systems should have been in place years ago. By now, they should have been in service long enough to need an upgrade.
Let’s not let the 41 morons who actually thought it was OK to pull up porno images on their work computers off the hook, either. Such actions are just brainless, to say nothing of unethical and unprofessional. One wonders how much work these clowns were supposed to be doing while they were cruising the on-line red-light districts.
Regardless, DC’s info tech people should get themselves into the game and I mean immediately.
I took down the link to Fred’s campaign site.
No, I am not taking down the other one, yet, so there.