For the past couple of months my internet activity in work has been limited by the IT monkeys putting in a new swish server – which blocked anything and everything which wasn’t work related. I wasn’t too fussed at first, i still have access to Gmail, Google Reader and a few forums I go on.
I was more concerned with the fact they had an easier and more robust system for identifying which sites people visited and when etc. For example, even though this place wasn’t blocked, I’ve since avoided logging in from work through fear of someone finding it. I doubt they go through the internet logs with a fine tooth comb but I’m not chancing it.
The paranoid monkeys think they have all the power by disabling all the internet settings in Internet Explorer and restricted any downloading.
However, this cunning gimp, recently discovered that using Firefox (which I’d downloaded on my work machine donkeys ago), I have full access to disable the internet proxy setting and thereby give me full, unrestricted internet access.
Go Team Scribble!
I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before they notice internet traffic (me), not going through their fortknoxedparanoidserverproxymachine.
I just can’t stop myself though. Access to the forbidden fruit and all that…
It’s like someone not allowing you in the pub, but giving you a glass of coke outside and allowing you watch them drink alcohol through the window (ok, it’s not that bad but you get the jist/gist (I cant be bothered looking up the correct spelling)). But I can’t go back to 1998 and spend my time on Solitaire or Minesweeper. And, god forbid, I can’t spend 8/9 hours a day actually doing ‘work’. That would just be mental.
I wonder how long it’ll be before I get my hands slapped…