Apparently Promoting CASTTTT is Porn!

Scroll down and check it out or look at these screen shots.  Note that I’m on a CCC issued MacBook.

 

Editor’s Note:  OIT (district and local) has responded to this post and assured me that the problem has been resolved.  I’ve asked for some more details, similar to those in the comments.  I’ll let you all know what I find out.

13 thoughts on “Apparently Promoting CASTTTT is Porn!

  1. Audrey here (from Web Services). I know that we were having trouble connecting to YouTube yesterday but thought it had been resolved. I will send a note to cohelpdesk@ccc.edu to have our network people check into it.

    • Thanks for the quick reply Audrey. The message I received leads me to believe that there are sites that are blocked on ccc computers or the network. Is that correct?

      • We have network monitoring systems to protect our infrastructure from malicious code, or from sites that violate our Responsible Computer Use Policy. If a site gets blocked, you’ll see the screen (screenshot above) telling you to contact the helpdesk, so that our network team can investigate, and, in the case of a false alarm like the current YouTube issue, adjust the settings to allow access.

        • Thanks again. Typically how long does something of this sort take? I’m imagining a scenario of a teacher planning to show a video to his students from a website and having it blocked. Should that faculty member expect to be able to show the video by the end of his or her hour twenty minute class or by the following class? This is somewhat of a impossible question I suppose. I know the answer will likely depend upon the exact situation. My point is that I am concerned about this becoming an issue for well intentioned faculty who rely upon various media in their classrooms. For the the very source of their “innovation” and “talent” to be rendered useless seems contradictory. I’m not knocking the need for security within the virtual environment, but I am concerned by the potential hassles for faculty.

  2. I mean, I know the future version of me looks good in those suspenders and all, but…

    well…

    calling it porn is a bit much.

    I’m not saying…I’m just saying.

  3. The Occupied Chicago website was blocked briefly right before the semester started. The day I noticed, I went to occupy sites from all over the nation, only Chicago was blocked. It was a temporary glitch, and after I mentioned it on district’s facebook page, it was fixed.

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