As far as I can tell, Blogger is blocked to those inside Oman who wish to access it in order to publish. Possibly intentionally, or possibly because Omantel is so staggeringly incompetent.
Until this morning Gmail was blocked if you were accessing via Nawras, though most users accessing via Omantel could still see gmail. As you can see, since I am posting via email now, Gmail has been unblocked for Nawras users as well. My Guy at Nawras has said they will be making a complaint to the TRA, and I will be doing so as well, first thing tomorrow.
Omantel, can you hear me? You won't stop us. I can post via proxy, via VPN, via secure servers, via mirrors, via email, and if I have to I can post by calling a friend in a country with freedom of speech and a working telecoms infrastructure and DICTATING THE FUCKING MESSAGE DOWN THE PHONE. You guys are dinosaurs.
Thanks Oman, thanks Omantel, Thanks TRA. If anyone out there is compiling a report on (the virtually non existent) ffreedom of speech in Oman be sure to note this one.
Tomorrow I'll be moving the comments over to Haloscan, to allow commenting to continue unabated.
Suck This Omantel.