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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    Worst Day Ever!!

    Got to work this morning and discovered that my worst nightmare had come true.


    BIKE FORUMS is now BLOCKED from work.


    It has been added to a "Custom Prohibited Sites" list.

    There are less than 20 people there that use a computer so no problem figuring out what user caused the excess internet traffic.

    No doubt this is a retaliatory move for me pointing out how stupid they were for instituting a new security policy early last week.

    Our IT department is full of no-talent rump clowns. It's enough to make me consider quitting.

    It's going to be a long frickin winter.

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    Where do you work?

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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Rider View Post
    Where do you work?
    Hell.

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    I'd make fun of you, but karma tells me that would be unwise.

    Dude, that stinks.

    Uncool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
    I'd make fun of you, but karma tells me that would be unwise.

    Dude, that stinks.

    Uncool.
    you mean randy hickey told you karma would get you?

    and, that totally sucks donkey butt.

    later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    It's enough to make me consider quitting.

    It's going to be a long frickin winter.
    Gotta a resume you send this way.......LoL.....

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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Gotta a resume you send this way.......LoL.....
    HAHA - You know I've been down that road.

    Hard to explain to new perspective employers though that you quit your last job because you weren't able to spend time on a Bike webste while at work.

    ....unless I finally get that dream job at a bicycle industry manufactuer that will actually stick around for 40 years. HEY! I DID say dream job.....

    Oh and I get a laptop that weighs 400 lbs, resembles a briefcase, and has a keyboard with keys that don't work unless you punch them. Just wasted 2 hours getting connected to work via VPN. Their response "the extra security we added to your laptop firewall is blocking your VPN connection".


    .....worthless...

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    Ah ... just about everything where I work is blocked. Fear not, they'll add to your work load so wouldn't even have any time to surf anyway.

    (our new hospital database is SO SLOW ... it takes 8 seconds to accept new vital signs when I click on the button. "Click" ... 8 seconds ... "Click" ... 8 seconds ... ARRRRGGGHHHH!!! They don't call it an "hour glass" for nothing.)

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    Just make sure your new job is only a bike ride away.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    ....unless I finally get that dream job at a bicycle industry manufactuer that will actually stick around for 40 years. HEY! I DID say dream job.....
    I'm interviewing at a place that is two floors down from SRAM's wwh. If I get the job, I'll go upstairs to see what's what. Do they still have US manufacturing in Elk Grove Village?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Rider View Post
    Where do you work?
    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    Hell.
    When did you start? I thought that was you I passed in the hallway!

    Nice to know I'm not alone Taking it from the man
    Jens is the reason why Waldo is hiding

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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    Right now I can't even connect to our VPN through my home network. I was always able to before they rebuilt the laptop and applied their security to it. The response I get is, "it must be a problem with your home network, or user error."

    IT guys are fools. Absolutely no common sense, or ounce of perspective.

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    Sorry to hear man!

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    Hey at least your IT guys Talk to you.... well maybe thats not good.

    The guy we have now is so worthless yet makes way to much. We are left to fend for ourselves most of the time. For better or worst.

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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    Ha! That's actually my problem. I wish they would take off all of their restrictions and let me take care of things on my own.

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    Ok, the real question IS...

    How do we get around it? How do we hack YOUR problem......Come on Geeks....there as to be some way we can get PSimet2001 access to BF? Yes?

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    Is there a mirror? A stage site?

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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    I can read stuff by using proxy sites, but I can't sign in. No posting and no PMs


    On the bright side I have gotten a TON of work done lately.

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    Cell phone. My Q works.

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    For some reason, BikeForums has always been blocked by the proxy server that we're forced to go out through. However, I work in the product development group and our network developers convinced IS that they needed an unblocked outbound channel in order to test our products. So I have my proxy server address set to a "stealth" networked PC that doesn't use the company filtering software, and can browse pretty much anywhere.

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    First we gotta get your VPN working. Once that's done, start the VPN connection before leaving for work, once there remote console into your home pc and surf BF Can you change the security settings on the laptop? If they locked you out of that...pm me, I have something for you. Gotta help a brotha get his fix!

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    one of the perq's of working from home!





    what's your line of work? i do hr consulting (including some recruiting projects), i can keep an ear to the ground for you.
    Compatibility:

    Your exact opposite is the Televangelist.

    Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Capitalist Pig, the Smartass, and the Sociopath.

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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvr View Post
    First we gotta get your VPN working. Once that's done, start the VPN connection before leaving for work, once there remote console into your home pc and surf BF Can you change the security settings on the laptop? If they locked you out of that...pm me, I have something for you. Gotta help a brotha get his fix!
    Hmmmm....interesting. Maybe worth a shot. We use a lot of "gotomypc.com" stuff at work so I was thinking about starting an account for my home PC. Slowly phasing all of that out while we are switching to VPN.

    I can not change the security settings. That's what started this whole arguement with them. I can't even change my power settings. I'm a lowly user.

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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47 View Post
    one of the perq's of working from home!





    what's your line of work? i do hr consulting (including some recruiting projects), i can keep an ear to the ground for you.
    Manufacturing Operations for metal fabrication-heavy industrial markets.

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