I’ve just been informed by a friend of the website that DFE appears to be getting blocked by a local store offering WiFi access to its customers. I shan’t mention their name until I’ve confirmed it myself, and since this is a store with multiple locations, I’ll also be checking more than one place. There don’t seem to be any other blogs from Rochester blocked, according to our friend, SM.

This could be an oversight: proxy filters tend to be overly restrictive by default. This could be technical: one store could have a minor bug, whereas if DFE’s being filtered in more than one location, it suggests a policy. Either way, its the purview of any company to allow or block whatever they like on their own network. But it’s an interesting case, nonetheless, and an excuse to take the laptop and do some investigating. So, I think that’s what I’ll do.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.