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Blogging from Vancouver USA

Volker Weber has an article today mentioning that he tried to use the link in my 'About' block that points to the Vancouver, USA web site. But Vancouver city blocks his IP range from the site!

Often I wonder what logic (or lack thereof) is used in configuring what is or is not allowed through firewalls. At my company I had to go through a few minor hoops to get access to the XMethods site. It's a legitimate site that deals with web services (SOAP, WSDL, etc.). My guess is that because the site's URL starts with 'X', it was flagged as perhaps being a link to naughty pictures or something. But in this case it looks like Vancouver is blocking -- Germany? Wow. There was recent fanfare locally when our nearby Portland airport began enjoying daily direct service between Portland and Frankfurt via Luftansa. I would think they'd want to encourage the browsing of local sites from potential German visitors!

Volker, here's part of what you will hopefully someday be allowed to see:

...and to show that it's not always raining here (only 9 months of the year - honestly), here's a shot of our house on a recent sunny day:

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