Well, a very basic email arrived from Digg this morning, stating Digg should work now if I try it.
So I did. And it appears the IP ban against our building has been lifted. Which is great, but it still leaves me wondering what the point is?
I used Digg as a way to find sources of news that I enjoyed or found interesting, as a way to occasionally drive traffic here by posting if I had a really good story, and adding friends to filter news and build networks…
But if posting links to my site, and digging the stories by people with the same interest is a bannable offence, then what’s the point? It’s just a big RSS aggregator which misses lots of stories if they aren’t suitable to catch the attention of a reasonable amount of people. So anything other than gadgets and humour.
Still, nice not to be banned.
It was also nice to get a Lacie 120GB Mobile Drive to use to swap info between my two work desktops, and two home laptops. I’ve wanted one for ages, since one of my work hard drives collapsed and I realised how limited the back-up is for my firm.
It all looked good until I was unable to read/write to the drive. Turns out that at some point my web geek/developer spec machine had lost some privileges, including USB read/write access.
Yes. In our foward-thinking, tech-savvy world, USB ports are automatically blocked for most people, and it takes a request to the IT dept, with approval of a manager, to get them opened up again.
Exactly which virus or top secret document can only be transmitted by USB is a mystery…