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December 15, 2009

How to visit websites that sonicwall blocks

Filed under: Computing — rmay4 @ 3:21 am
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(update 1.14.2010) I was blocked and I was able to have the block removed at sonic wall. It is possible. I did need the help of an IT manager who worked at a company who employs the sonic wall application. I showed him my photobucket account and that it was not bad in anyway. He contacted his support person at sonic wall. They reviewed my pages and then changed them to a non-restricted designation.

It appears a lot of people are running into photobucket accounts that are blocked or just that photobucket is blocked period. I did a little research online and compiled some good feedback as to what your options are or are not in getting access to your photobucket.com account whether is sonicwall or some other tool blocking access. In the process I found it was a lot more than photobucket. Among the many sites I found with people comlaining and with ideas or suggestions, one of the most commented on threads is found here http://chris.pirillo.com/sonicwall-content-filter-service/ . I found a huge number of people and situations that had other issues with sonicwall as well. I tried to compile many of them here in one location. Many I have tried and some worked while some did not. I left feedback recording what happened with these as well. I hope this helps.

Using a proxy is always a good first option to try. You may find these blocked as well but here are some tools to stay up with what is available.

FRESH NEW PROXY:

http://TaxMe.info (blocked 12.14.09)
http://lawquiz.info
http://itspayday.info
http://itsaplan.info (blocked 12.14.09)

I highly recommend that you and all your friends sign up to the newsletter to get proxies emailed to you weekly

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ProxyUnblock/join

I also highly recommend that everyone bookmarks the following proxy blogs that are updated daily:

http://schoolsurf.blogspot.com

You can try to go through it by a proxy server. Try Anonymouse.org. It’s quite reliable. If you can’t access that try proxy.org. That has a whole list of proxies you can use to access photobucket.

Google search for “anonymous proxy” for a possible way to surf, through a company web filter

See if you can get to proxygerm.info (blocked 12.14.09) and type your blocked url in there.

Also this one: http://unasked.com/question/view/id/959

Here are two that I tried personally to get around my photobucket account that got blocked: They are called https://kproxy.com and then there is http://www.google.com/gwt/n. It is in cache form and there is no html but atleast you get navigate your websites.

Some have said you can convert the url to an IP address and that it will work on some systems. It did not on my system but here are some options in case it works on yours:
http://www.hcidata.info/host2ip.cgi
http://www.selfseo.com/find_ip_address_of_a_website.php
http://www.webyfilter.net/domainquery.html

I also tried unsuccessfully http://hidebehind.com/ , http://ninjacover.com/ and http://peacefire.org/

I did successfully try this and it did work although a little slow: Open https://www.junkblender.com
Just type in your website on the box provided. There are three boxes. You can select on either of the three boxes provided. Just try where it works. This one works fine with me. NOTE: It’s “HTTPS:” not “HTTP:”

This just worked today 12.14.09: https://kproxy.com/. This one too: https:server1.kproxy.com .

This seems to work on my system: http://safelink.awardspace.com/safelinks/

instead of http, type in https://www.facebook.com and it should work

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Here is a myspace work around:
Try https:kproxy.com or https:server1.kproxy.com or whatever server number you desire, then type in myspace.com. It runs a little slow, but you can do anything as if the site is not blocked at all. Unlike vtunnel, where it is FAST but you cannot answer messages or comments, or friend requests.

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Here is a tunneling process you can use to create a VPN from your home PC:
There are a few ways to get around it. You can create a VPN on your home computer and access it.

Alternatively, you could download and install TightVNC on your Home PC.
When it’s done, go to start-> All Programs -> Tight VNC-> Show user settings. Make sure to set your passwords. They should be strong and no more than 8 characters. Click apply, then ok.

Then, plug in a flash drive. Open the install file again. Click next. Click next again at the agreement. Then, when it says “Select Destination Location” click browse and select your flash drive. Click next. Put an X next to “Tight VNC Viewer” . Click next. This will install the program to your flash drive. When it’s done, remove the drive.

Open command prompt. You can do this by going to start-> Run
Type “command” in the box and click run. When command prompt opens, type “ipconfig”. Your IP information will come up. Make note of your IP address.

When you get to work or school and you want to get around the block, plug in your flash drive and run the “TightVNC Viewer” that you installed.

Type in your IP address, and click connect. Then, type your password and proceed.

This lets you access your home PC from anywhere you plug your flash drive into. Your home PC must be on for this to work!

atunnel.com, btunnel.com, ctunnel.com, dtunnel.com, vtunnel.com…try every tunnel in the alphabet…at first they blocked v,a,b, and c tunnel..but got tired of it and now we used dtunnel.com !!

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From:http://www.mauricereeves.com/archives/000824.html

Today I found out from a friend that my site is being blocked by the censorware company SonicWALL. The category they use is “Games”, which is absurd, since I’m not a gaming website, I don’t host games, and I have never linked to games.

I’m not sure why I’m being filtered, but SonicWALL does not provide people a way to appeal your label. Once it’s set, apparently it’s final.

I’ve found some other people who have had the same experience:
http://www.onlineconfessional.com/blog/archive/000018.html
http://www.classicalvalues.com/archives/000798.html
http://www.zenarchery.com/2006/04/25/panera-bread-censors-their-wi-fi/
http://mediagirl.org/node/593

UPDATE – I found a link off the last posting above and was able to request a re-examination of my website. We’ll see how it goes. They promise to get me reclassified within 3-5 days. I don’t hope for much for two reasons: 1. My language and content can be kind of raw at times, and seeing how I just called Ann Coulter a tranny I’ll likely be classified as pornography, and 2. If sites that employ SonicWALL don’t install filtering updates (could happen) then my newly reclassified site is still blocked. I don’t know what their policy is for making people update, but just like all those people I know that don’t update their anti-virus after installing, this could be the same thing.

I hope some of this helps you.

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December 14, 2009

2010 Dodge Challenger instock and on sale

When you are looking to buy a car, buy it from someone who wants to work hard enough for you that you want to buy from the same person and place a second time.  I know that you need to have personal service and great value along with the best price.  Take a look at the Challenger ad below.

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Call Randy May at 503-214-5014

or Call Randy May at 503-708-7269

When you identify yourself as someone who appreciates the Dodge Challenger, you identify yourself as someone with good tastes. It probably extends to the friends you choose as well. If you have any friends you think would be interested in a new Challenger, we have the 2010’s in and one on ad for $21987. Do a friend a favor and pass this on to them. They can email me with questions and I would be glad to answer them. Friends don’t let friends buy junk!

Instock and on Sale

Get your Dodge Challenger here!

Thanks,

Randy May
Fleet and Internet Manager

http://dickscountrydodge.com

rmay@dickscountrydodge.com
503-214-5014

All quotes are in accordance with Oregon law and are subject to availability and subject to change at any time and without notice. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy of all information. We are not responsible for mistakes or other typographical errors. Price quotes are valid only for the day given unless otherwise stated. In order to provide the best possible service to you, please call for an appointment and bring a copy of this email and ask for Randy May. To be removed please reply with “Remove from mailing list” in subject line. Challenger price is valid through 12.14.09 and is subject to prior sale.

Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge     767 SW Baseline St.     Hillsboro OR 97123

December 10, 2009

Chrysler Dealers still on the Rocks. Can They Make it?

Filed under: Automotive — rmay4 @ 9:01 pm
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For many who thought they were out of the woods, maybe not so much!  Read after the break.

Randy May
Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge
503-214-5014
rmay@dickscountrydodge.com

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Source: Automotive News
Chrysler could lose 100 more dealerships
Automotive News | November 20, 2009 – 12:01 am EST
 
DETROIT (Reuters) — More than 100 Chrysler Group U.S. dealerships face possible closure if they cannot reach new financing deals with GMAC Financial Services or another lender, people involved in the process said.

Still, the automaker was “optimistic” all or nearly all of the dealerships would find financing for vehicle inventories and other expenses by the end of November whether through GMAC or other lenders, Chrysler spokeswoman Kathy Graham said.

Chrysler emerged from a government-funded bankruptcy in June with about 2,400 dealerships and had 2,366 at the end of October, about right for its expected 2010 sales, she said.

Some 1,500 Chrysler dealerships sought financing through GMAC, which replaced Chrysler Financial as preferred lender to the dealerships in April, while the rest made other deals.

While most of the applications have been approved or are expected to be approved, GMAC has rejected 83 dealerships and up to 60 remain under consideration, GMAC spokesman Tony Sapienza said.

Chrysler optimistic

Graham said 10 percent to 20 percent of the roughly 140 dealerships had already found alternatives to GMAC.

“We are optimistic that none of them are going to have to close,” Graham said on Thursday.

Graham said Chrysler had no plans to end franchise agreements with the dealerships, but the automaker could do little to save them if they could not find financing.

During Chrysler’s bankruptcy, the automaker terminated nearly 800 dealerships in an effort to reduce the network to a size that could be supported by its U.S. market share.

GMAC is partly owned by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP and General Motors Co. while Chrysler is now under management control of Italy’s Fiat S.p.A. Cerberus owns Chrysler Financial.

Think Electric cars to be Made in Indiana

Filed under: Electric Vehicles — rmay4 @ 8:38 pm

Swedish eclectric car maker, Think, is back in business and has cars rolling down the line.  They have a backlog of business to catch up on and then plans to expand across Europe and across a little pond known as the Atlantic Ocean to the US.  There were several states in the running for a local plant and it looks like one won!  Read after the break.

Randy May
Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge
503-214-5014

rmay@dickscountrydodge.com

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Source:Automotive News Europe
GREEN CARS
Electric carmaker Think resumes production
Douglas A. Bolduc
December 10, 2009 12:00 CET

MUNICH — Production of Think Global’s electric minicar started today at contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive’s plant in Uusikaupunk, Finland.

The Norwegian automaker stopped output at its factory in Aurskog, near Oslo, in the second quarter as a result of the financial crisis.

Valmet is one of the investors that helped Think raise $47 million in capital this summer to exit court protection in Norway.

Think plans to begin deliveries of the City full-electric car before Christmas. Most of the units are for government-sponsored fleets with cities in Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

“The order bank stands at around 2,300 vehicles, and our first priority is to deliver to these customers now that our vehicles are rolling off the production line again. Our next priority is to build on this order book with continued expansion in Europe and around the world,” CEO Richard Canny said in a statement.

Growth plans

Think hopes to have 4,600 units of the two-seat City built in Finland 2010, sales director Richard Waitz told Automotive News Europe in October.

In November, Charles Gassenheimer, chairman and CEO of lithium-ion battery maker Ener1 Inc., which has a 31 percent stake in Think, told Reuters that Think had picked a site in Indiana for its U.S. manufacturing.

Think spokesman James Andrews said Thursday that Indiana is one of four U.S. states in the running to get the plant. He declined to name the other three states vying for the contract. A decision on where to locate U.S. production is due in late January to early February, he said.

Ener1 is Think’s largest investor. Its subsidiary EnerDel will supplier Think with lithium-ion batteries. Swiss company MES DEA supplies the City’s alternative nickel-sodium batteries.

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