Archive for 2009

you rock, websense!

so we have this system in place at work called ‘websense’ that basically blocks certain sites… mostly obvious sites like amazon (shopping), espn (sports), etc.

and some not so obvious… like my site… my site was blocked for “entertainment” — i mean, c’mon! my site is definitely NOT entertaining… i think it was categorized when i had a bunch of youtube videos on the home page…

so this basically stopped me from being able to view my own site at work (unless i used quota, which we have 60 minutes of each day — yea… bull)

so i had enough… i remembered that chaunce actually contacted websense  a while back and had his site recategorized

and at work, because of my title here, i am able to view sites categorized as “social networking and personal sites” — allowing me to see facebook, twitter, and other blogs

so here’s the email i sent websense:

Hello –
I would like to request that my blog get recategorized to the “Social Networking and Personal Sites” category — currently it is set up under the “Entertainment” category.

At my workplace, I have been granted access to view sites categorized under “Social Networking and Personal Sites” because of my position as Web Developer.

My web site address is


Joey Hernandez
Gorirra Consulting
Web Developer

that email was sent on 11/15 @11:30p

well the very next day, 11/16 @12:45p i get this email:

Thank you for writing to Websense.

The site you submitted has been reviewed.  We have made an update to the following URL in our master database to address this issue: – Social Networking and Personal Sites

Categorization updates should be available in the next scheduled publication of the database.  A new database is published every business day, five days a week, Pacific Standard Time.  You should notice any updates referred to in this message within 72 hours.

Thank you for your assistance,

The Websense Database Services Staff


so here i am now… writing a post from work on 11/18! i had no idea i’d get a response THAT fast

so to websense… your response time to review claims and subsequently update your database rocks! work’s usage of websense still stinks… ha

i’m lazy

yup… that’s it… i’m lazy!

before this year is through, i’ll update my beer list… i “promise” (see that? i put it in quotes so you can’t hold me to it!)

i prolly won’t be putting as much description in the posts since i drank most of them months ago…

what i do know is i won’t be doing another “year of the beer” thing next year…

yes, my alcohol tolerance has skyrocketed, but i’ve got a gut for days… christ… i’m at a point in my life where i get back injuries from playing one game of ping pong (i did win tho… suck it, andy!)

oh yea… i also wanna write up a review about this seidio booberry case i got (it’s not gonna be good for them…)

been crazy busy at work (for which i’m thankful, right? right?) — been part of some fun, major projects… another of which is almost done… and it looks like gorirra is gonna make a last quarter sprint with some (3) upcoming projects… let’s just say this year’s company christmas party is gonna be off the heezy (party of 2… ha)

now a study in moppishness

so i watched ‘better off dead’ last night and i was surprised to see a very familiar scene…


don’t get it? well this’ll jog your memory:

i always wondered where the hell that reference came from — now i know… i still don’t get why they do it in the movie… tho it was made in a time where making fun of asians was hip and cool (like sixteen candles?)

here’s the line:

“Truly, a sight to behold. A man, beaten. The once great champ, now a study in moppishness. No longer the victory hungry stallion we’ve raced so many times before, but a pathetic, washed-up, aged ex-champion.”

i’m on to you, family guy…

fun with text to voice!

so i have a blackberry tour now — it’s not as cool as the almighty iPhone, but hey… i’m not a douche

they have a good/small set of apps that can be useful — i really like how they can be run in the background (boom!)…

here’s one good review site for all things blackberry:

anyway, i found this awesome app called — it reads your incoming texts so you don’t have to lose your focus while driving (cuz i’m already reading, smoking, and drinking… pfft)…

not only does it read names and texts really well… it makes for some fun times.

here are a few that chaunce was sending me during work:

marsha 1

marsha 2

he sent this one when we were eatin’ pho at lunch:


geoff even got in on the action (thank god i had the app turned OFF when he sent this):

handjob mart

there’s an iPhone version coming soon… so there you go

i’m still playin’ with it… but i think i might buy it… $14 one time? not bad at all…

why do i wanna buy a lexus now…

so this is my crappy audition to be a writer for the thoracic fax machine site, captained by sarmad

it FINALLY feels like “winter” in san diego… the weather is awesome and the air is crisp

so i totally found* these guys: rodrigo y gabriela

their music is like world/acoustic/percussion… crazy strong and aggressive and then melodic

i was listening to their “live in japan” cd and heard a cover of one of my favorite songs… dave brubeck’s “take five

this song is such a great cold weather song…


rodrigo y gabriela – take five

dave brubeck – take five

*found is an inside joke that most of you wouldn’t get… sarmad seems to find EVERYTHING in our circle, such as shepard fairey and barack obama

**i understand if sarmad doesn’t wanna give me an author account to his site :(