Dang Nazis are at it again

Discussion in 'Forum Related Issues' started by pepeskitty, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    I wasn't sure where to put this, but I just wanted to vent. I work for a German based company (best known for their aspirins). They have obviously just been working on tightening the reins on websites we are allowed to visit. So one of the new sites being blocked now are picture sites like photobucket. So I am unable to see any pics of peoples smoking creations now at work. At least they haven't blocked this site......yet.

    I know I should be working.........but this site is so much better.

    thanks for listening to my bickering.
     
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bummer. Forums in general get blocked pretty often.
     
  3. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that is pretty much the norm, if you are first seeing that now you are working for a pretty lax employer. we have had an internet usage policy in place for 4-5 years now.
     
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    As one of those nazis I have to say that there is a reason for it. Sure, it sucks to be the victim of it but it is their job to protect the electronic data from a number of threats including your web browsing.
     
  5. polishmeat

    polishmeat Meat Mopper

    I got an easy solution for you. The idea is to connect to your home computer from work, using a built-in Windows connection tool, Remote Desktop. Basically, you need to login to your Internet router/firewall, and allow the "Remote Desktop" communications tunnel through your network. You then need to make sure you have Remote Desktop Enabled on your home computer, and then get your current IP address from your Internet provider. You can get this at http://www.whatismyip.com.

    Then, while you're at work. Go to "Start" -> "All Programs" -> "Accessories", and click on "Remote Desktop Connection". In the little box that shows up, simply enter the IP address you got from the last step, and click "Connect". This will bring up your home computer login screen, and you're in. So you're basically viewing all web content from your actual home computer, thus bypassing your company's web filtering.

    This might sound like a lot if you're new/unfamiliar with this, but it only takes 5 minutes of setup work.

    Let me know if you need help, and I'll be glad to provide you some details instructions.

    Martin
     
  6. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats why they make Iphones. Internet access anywhere anytime. I access this forum all the time from my Iphone. Little cumbersome posting but you can view and read all the threads nicely.
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would make and send them some home made sausage and they will let you see all the pictures for sure.
     
  8. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    Actually I work from home often, and I do the reverse of this to run my desktop in the office from my home. If you have a good broadband connection, you'll never notice the lag.
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You can't even imagine what is blocked by our IT department. I work for the Government Division of the worlds larget security company. I can't even access a site with a knife on it.
     
  10. grillin_all_day

    grillin_all_day Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Being a member of the Air Force, I'm in the same boat as you. I can read the posts, but can't see the pics. While it does suck, I take solice in that I know I'll be able to see all the goodness when I get home.
     

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