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    The Dreaded Web Filter

    The employer has tightened the web filter. They are so concerned about employees accessing live video, they are blocking all sports related sites during the NCAA basketball tournament. My droid can get scores, and there is a mobile link for the main stories, but, Cyclone Fanatic forums are painfully slow. I feel withdrawal already.


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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    Did you switch to mobile view for CF? Helps a lot!



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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by nj829 View Post
    Did you switch to mobile view for CF? Helps a lot!
    I just got a droid an in mobile mode, I only get Chris Williams posts. How can I see the forums?


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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    I just got a droid an in mobile mode, I only get Chris Williams posts. How can I see the forums?
    I think I found it. From the regular forum page, waaaaaaay down at the bottom there is a "default style" choice. Mobile 3.0 seems to work for me.

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    Last edited by BenEClone; 03-15-2011 at 10:47 PM.
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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by BenEClone View Post
    The employer has tightened the web filter. They are so concerned about employees accessing live video, they are blocking all sports related sites during the NCAA basketball tournament. My droid can get scores, and there is a mobile link for the main stories, but, Cyclone Fanatic forums are painfully slow. I feel withdrawal already.

    That could be circumvented by getting yourself a one-month pass to a Verizon wireless internet dial up card which you just stick into the USB port of your computer and then your inernet comes from that source rather than your employer's source, so then they can't see what you're looking at! Just an idea...



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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCy View Post
    That could be circumvented by getting yourself a one-month pass to a Verizon wireless internet dial up card which you just stick into the USB port of your computer and then your inernet comes from that source rather than your employer's source, so then they can't see what you're looking at! Just an idea...
    Until they find out you're using that, atleast then you won't have to worry about work at all though!



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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Until they find out you're using that, atleast then you won't have to worry about work at all though!
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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    Can you set-up a logmein to your home PC and stream that way?



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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    Awful... I can't imagine working for a company like this. My boss had a meeting to let us know that if we wanted to take a few hours to watch various tourney games he had no problem with that. (Of course, we typically work 60-80 hours a week so we earn our time off).

    We're 4 blocks north of Madison Square Garden so it is usually a pretty good scene in the area during the Big East Tournament / NIT semis. My boss is a huge UCONN fan, so that helps tremendously.



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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    I understand the work-time and band width issues. I appreciate CF offering mobile settings so we can check things out periodically.



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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by BKLYNCyclone View Post
    Awful... I can't imagine working for a company like this.
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    Of course, we typically work 60-80 hours a week so we earn our time off
    I found this funny.



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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    I understand the work-time and band width issues. I appreciate CF offering mobile settings so we can check things out periodically.
    The perks of working in IT. I just go unplug the filter for a couple of hours.



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    Re: The Dreaded Web Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    The perks of working in IT. I just go unplug the filter for a couple of hours.
    I wish you could come to the company I work for, I have been blocked on anything sports related.




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