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The perils of surfing at work

diablo

TRIBE Member
So you're sitting there on Tribe, when you hear your boss coming down the hall. He steps inot the office, and you do the handy-dandy Alt+Tab over to your Excel spreadsheet.

Except, instead of an Excel spreadsheet, there's a huge MSN pop-up from when you checked your Hotmail earlier, along with the Tribe forum.

:mad:

Gah.
 
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Dr Funk MD

TRIBE Promoter
Worse yet is when you're working on a shitty slow computer that takes 3-7 steamboats to clear the contents of the previous window before showing the new one and all you have on your screen is some half naked trailer park girl picture that someone posted in one of the threads.

pinched!
 

Poot

TRIBE Member
I have you all beat!

The WORST possible is when your nosy coworker sidles up, unnoticed.

Stares at the minimized internet explorer icon at the bottom of your screen, then asks, "What's Tribe?"

(cue: loud internal "Oooooohhhhhh nooooooooo!!!!" as my world crumbles around me)

And you have selected a brilliant & covert alias such as... hmmm... your first name and the initial of your surname!

Stupid Jessica P, stupid, stupid, stupid :mad:
 
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OTIS

TRIBE Member
I just finished re-configuring my proxomitron to make Tribe look Like the contents of my usual outlook email, so I just resize it to the shape of my preview pane & voila.. surf Tribe through outlook!

tribeedit.jpg
 

KiFe

TRIBE Member
Re: I have you all beat!

Originally posted by Jessica P
The WORST possible is when your nosy coworker sidles up, unnoticed.

Stares at the minimized internet explorer window at the bottom of your screen, then asks, "What's Tribe?"

(cue: loud internal "Oooooohhhhhh nooooooooo!!!!" as my world crumbles around me)

And you have selected a brilliant & covert alias such as... hmmm... your first name and the initial of your surname!

Stupid Jessica P, stupid, stupid, stupid :mad:

You could change your name to 'J3551C4_p'
 
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kat

TRIBE Member
im unlucky because:

a) my screen faces directly into the president's and vice president's office

b) everyone who sits around me is ever so clever, as well as vocal i.e. (WHATS TRIBE? IS IT PORN? HEY GUYS..SHES LOOKING AT PORN!)


but im lucky because:

a) they are normally in meetings, and i only have to watch it when they have clients

b) i have caught my boss surfing lavalife a couple of times
 

Caz

TRIBE Member
am i the only one that doesnt have this problem? i see my boss in the morning for a sec, then pop in to tell him Im leaving at the end of the day. he never comes in to check on me, and even if he does, all he sees is the back of my monitor facing him

meh

actually i HAVE been busted on tribe by a co-worker though.

"is that one of those 'chatroom' thingies? I heard you're not supposed to give your real name to anyone"

#1 shut up.
#2 die.
 

defazman

TRIBE Member
-open applications and use print screen to capture as bitmap
-set this to windows background
-instead of alt-tab, use windowskey-m to minimize all windows

this way it still looks like you are doing work. save a few different backgrounds like this and then make a screensaver with them.
 

FC St. Pauli

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by OTIS
I just finished re-configuring my proxomitron to make Tribe look Like the contents of my usual outlook email, so I just resize it to the shape of my preview pane & voila.. surf Tribe through outlook!


do you actually use Outlook itself to do the surfing (unlike in the linked picture)?

you don't have to have IE (or Mozilla) loaded and in your taskbar

Outlook has the IE engine embedded in it for HTML e-mail attachments - you can use it as a web browser

(the following is not meant for you OTIS since I think you already know)

Browse Tribe using Outlook
====================

1) in IE make Tribe one of your "Favo(u)rites"

2) close IE

3) open Outlook

4) in Outlook click Favorites > [link to Tribe] or whatever other link

5)voila you are surfing without a web browser open in your taskbar or any extra non-corporate software installed

6) if a nosy co-worker looks at your screen - mutter something about jerks who send large e-mails formatted as HTML and click your Inbox to make regualr mail reappear

7) sorry, yeah this is pretty obvious
 

Deus

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by OTIS
I just finished re-configuring my proxomitron to make Tribe look Like the contents of my usual outlook email, so I just resize it to the shape of my preview pane & voila.. surf Tribe through outlook!

tribeedit.jpg

Now, can you make tribe look like a spread sheet?
 
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Agatka8

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by FC St. Pauli
do you actually use Outlook itself to do the surfing (unlike in the linked picture)?

you don't have to have IE (or Mozilla) loaded and in your taskbar

Outlook has the IE engine embedded in it for HTML e-mail attachments - you can use it as a web browser

(the following is not meant for you OTIS since I think you already know)

Browse Tribe using Outlook
====================

1) in IE make Tribe one of your "Favo(u)rites"

2) close IE

3) open Outlook

4) in Outlook click Favorites > [link to Tribe] or whatever other link

5)voila you are surfing without a web browser open in your taskbar or any extra non-corporate software installed

6) if a nosy co-worker looks at your screen - mutter something about jerks who send large e-mails formatted as HTML and click your Inbox to make regualr mail reappear

7) sorry, yeah this is pretty obvious

ah.... but will this fool the IT dept...?
 
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