jdavidb (email not shown publicly) http://voiceofjohn.blogspot.com/ J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.
After grumbling for months but never actually asking anyone to do anything about it, I finally emailed the folks responsible for our web proxy filtering software to request that groups.google.com be opened up. And they simply did it. Joy!