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June 20, 2005 12:22:07 PM

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I was just wondering how many Warcraft-ers out there are sitting at
work right now, with limited access to the internet while @ work (damn
corporations!) who are planning there next venture into Azeroth with
only google groups to aid them?

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Anonymous
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June 20, 2005 12:26:21 PM

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*raises hand and sighs*

"Alastair" <alastair_anderson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I was just wondering how many Warcraft-ers out there are sitting at
> work right now, with limited access to the internet while @ work (damn
> corporations!) who are planning there next venture into Azeroth with
> only google groups to aid them?
>
> ----------------
> Garhartra (lvl 28 Warlock) <Horde of Honour> on Shadowsong
>
Anonymous
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June 20, 2005 12:30:29 PM

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and i'm working until 20.00!
June 20, 2005 12:34:38 PM

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Unlucky...

I was playing BG yesterday with a group of about 7 Horde against 8
Alliance, although we got beaten, was one of the best times I have had
in it. After the instance finished, one of my team mates proclaimed
that we should all meet at the same time tomorrow (about 15.30) and in
the chat window at the same time came "can't @ work".

very depressing.
Anonymous
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June 20, 2005 12:44:14 PM

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>I was just wondering how many Warcraft-ers out there are sitting at
>work right now, with limited access to the internet while @ work (damn
>corporations!) who are planning there next venture into Azeroth with
>only google groups to aid them?

Well I'm seating here at work pondering whether I should try yet
again to get a group for Stockades or the various Redridge Mountains
bosses. Haven't had much luck so far. Or should I go back to
grinding/questing in Dustwood.
June 20, 2005 12:46:49 PM

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I am in the situation where we have a very tightly restricted internet
access.
My boss (who also controls the internet access) sits less than 5 feet
away from me and can pretty much see everything I do (one day he
started restricting areas of websites as I went from link to link, the
back button found me at a "restricted access" webpage), might be
slightly off topic, but I miss working in the "Big Blue" where nothing
was controlled and I could probably have installed WoW and my boss
would have commended me on doing a great job, so little did they care
about what I was doing....

Scary thing is I was a developer and since they have sold their
hardware manufacturing (or soon to have) out to China, software
development is one of the few things they have left that they
specialise in...

For the Horde =D
Anonymous
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June 20, 2005 7:35:01 PM

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Where are the good old days? When I was a co-op student as an undergrad in
Pittsburgh - this is 1993 or 1994 timeframe - I had to run some experiments
on some workstations that took literally 15 minutes to upload each iteration
to the database. My supervisor actually played Duke Nukem 3D with me across
the network while I was waiting between samples hehe.

Now, at a big corporation, I'm lucky that I can even use the internet, and I
have no doubt that my activities are being monitored and someday soon I'll
be escorted out the door. I can't wait - more time for WoW!

Mike
Anonymous
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June 20, 2005 8:54:34 PM

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Guess I'm lucky that my boss lets me have wow installed on my machine so I
can play at lunchtimes!!

w00t! :p 
Anonymous
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June 20, 2005 8:54:35 PM

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I'm not so lucky ;( I sit at a computer every day all I do is read forums
and websites about WoW all day -_- If I was allowed to play while I was at
work I'd be missing a lot less days :) 

"[SYN] FLiPSiDE" <dontspamme@idontlikespam.net> wrote in message
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> Guess I'm lucky that my boss lets me have wow installed on my machine so I
> can play at lunchtimes!!
>
> w00t! :p 
>
>
Anonymous
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June 20, 2005 8:54:36 PM

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Im not even allow on the internet. =X

I access the newsgroup through outlook express. =/

"Jesse Roos" <rooster5@ptd.net> wrote in message
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> I'm not so lucky ;( I sit at a computer every day all I do is read forums
> and websites about WoW all day -_- If I was allowed to play while I was at
> work I'd be missing a lot less days :) 
>
> "[SYN] FLiPSiDE" <dontspamme@idontlikespam.net> wrote in message
> news:42b6e697$0$284$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com...
> > Guess I'm lucky that my boss lets me have wow installed on my machine so
I
> > can play at lunchtimes!!
> >
> > w00t! :p 
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
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June 21, 2005 12:17:36 AM

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Alastair wrote:
> I was just wondering how many Warcraft-ers out there are sitting at
> work right now, with limited access to the internet while @ work (damn
> corporations!) who are planning there next venture into Azeroth with
> only google groups to aid them?

Well, I work from home and have unlimited internet access...

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June 21, 2005 6:33:10 AM

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That would be a good idea, if my company wasn't so Quality concious and
every machine is tightly regulated for what software is installed on
it..... but I feel this should be a post on another group like
corp.policies.sux or something to that effect :-)
June 21, 2005 1:05:50 PM

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Alastair <alastair_anderson@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I was just wondering how many Warcraft-ers out there are sitting at
> work right now, with limited access to the internet while @ work (damn
> corporations!) who are planning there next venture into Azeroth with
> only google groups to aid them?

Hehehe :) 
/hello

I don't use google groups, as my traffic is monitored. Instead I
SSH to a remote machine, and use tin :) 

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June 21, 2005 2:52:06 PM

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"Alastair" <alastair_anderson@hotmail.com> wrote:
> That would be a good idea, if my company wasn't so Quality concious and
> every machine is tightly regulated for what software is installed on
> it..... but I feel this should be a post on another group like
> corp.policies.sux or something to that effect :-)

All you need is _one_ single connection, UDP or TCP (doesn't matter) that
goes through the corporate firewall without alteration. If you satisfy this
condition, you can do everything, with the correct tools, like tunneling
through to a remote station which forwards all your traffic normally. It's
harder if you have absolutely no rights on the machine but by no means
impossible. There is no blanket recipe though, it really depends on the
infrastructure.

If you are local admin on a windows system but have a PITA firewall, take a
good long look at "openVPN". If you can't install anything, get "putty" on
a memory stick and copy it to your temp directory for execution. I will not
explain how these tools work - this is for the adventurous. I won't be
responsible for any counter-action at your workplace either :)  If you are
not allowed to, don't do it.

And now my meal-break is over and I have to be productive again as well :) 

CU

René

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June 22, 2005 7:08:23 AM

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I would quite happily take 50% wage cut to get a job like that... what
is it you do at work? Programmer? QA? Researcher?

Alastair
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June 23, 2005 2:42:33 PM

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In article <d9ck7g$ru3$0@pita.alt.net>, Mike Kohary <sorry@no.spam>
wrote:

> Alastair wrote:
> > I would quite happily take 50% wage cut to get a job like that... what
> > is it you do at work? Programmer? QA? Researcher?
>
> Systems analyst.

I let all my employees use their computers for leisure activity during
the work day, providing it's done in moderation. It makes for a much
better atmosphere.

Of course, there's only two of us here, and she doesn't play WoW
anyway, and.. uh-oh, she's coming back....

::: InDesign mode :::

;) 

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Neil
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