Computing in the library

I’m not at home at the moment, so I went to the library to catch up on Flickr, to see if anyone has made any comments on my photots and to have a look at and make comments on the photos that my Flickr friends have added to their photostreams.

I remembered my user name and my password and got myself logged in and up came my stream on the screen. It looked a bit odd, and I was wondering what was wrong with it when I realised that there were no photos showing. Now that’s a bit of a problem for a photo sharing website, isn’t it!

The library staff put me on another computer, and then another one, but still no photos! Now they’ve sent for an IT expert!

I hope they can sort it out. I get withdrawal symptoms if I have to spend too long away from Flickr!

If you’d like to see my Flickr photostream, click on Katie-Rose’s photostream on the right by the photos. I hope you’ll be able to see them!

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2 Responses to “Computing in the library”

  1. Stuart Dootson says:

    Katie – it might be web filtering software – our Internet access at work has that, which means no Flickr at all…

  2. Muldoon says:

    “IT people” are workplace computer support drones with POWER and exercising it is the only fun they’re allowed!

    There is some point to the restrictions though as they must make sure that people can’t use the council-owned library equipment for unpleasant purposes, however much it affects those with innocent purposes in mind, going about their normal harmless activities like looking at pictures of trees, flowers and beach huts.

    As with so many other aspects of life, organisations have rules which are those they find the easiest to enforce, rather than ones which distinguish properly between good and bad behaviour, and whether it actually prevents the latter.