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Comment beeradvocate - "work mode"?

Discussion in 'Site' started by kbuzz, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (770) Pennsylvania Jan 22, 2011

    Would be cool if there was a button you could hit to go into "work stealth mode" where the forums appear in like an excel spreadsheet format or something...so those walking by would think I'm working instead of browsing a forum. Similar to what sites will do so people can follow the NCAA tourney...

    I know it's not going to happen cause I'm sure that it would involve essentially creating another brand new parallel forum and that's not worth the man hours...but just thought it was a cool idea to share.
  2. Just have Excel open and keep your mouse hovered over it in your task bar while you're viewing BA so that when someone walks by, a quick click brings up some boring spreadsheet. I used to do that. But luckily now I have an office and position my monitor to be viewable by no one. So I always have BA open in a tab to check for fun periodically throughout the day. #workethic
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  3. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (510) California Sep 19, 2011

    tomorrow we are going to the Boneyard Bistro for dinner. Wasted 2 good hours of work time plotting my beer lineup.
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  4. joeebbs

    joeebbs Savant (360) Pennsylvania Apr 29, 2009

  5. stealth

    stealth Advocate (680) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Verified

  6. Not sure if this is off-topic or not, but I'd be curious to hear what other people do for a living? And maybe their office situation, so we know how easy it is to be on BA.

    For me, I work at a large corporate bank. I have a cube, with a monitor that is visiible to people that walk by. When I'm busy, I'm not on BA.
  7. Squidly

    Squidly Savant (450) New Jersey Nov 26, 2006

    When I see people click a 2 key combination when I walk up, I know perfectly well that they're hiding something. A mouse click works better... switch a tab, bring another screen to the foreground, minimize, etc.
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  8. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (770) Pennsylvania Jan 22, 2011

    holy hell...you guys are pros at this sorta thing...thanks for all the tips
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  9. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (605) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

    Jobless truck chaser here. BA is my work.
  10. I get on BA for my job! Craft/ Import buyer for a PA beer distributor!
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  11. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Savant (290) Texas Jan 8, 2011

    I run a liquor store that my family owns. So I basically sell/buy/drink/* all day to customers while talking to you people.
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  12. whiskey

    whiskey Advocate (515) California Feb 25, 2012 Verified

    What do you mean "you people"!?!?!?!?
  13. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Savant (290) Texas Jan 8, 2011

    My heathen, suds-quaffing, brethren, of course.
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  14. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    I'm a prof, so I can politely close my office door :)
    Then again, when I'm at work, I'm running around like it's a 3 alarm fire, so there's seldom an opportunity to dive into BA. (semester starts next week, so you'll be seeing less of me for a while...)
  15. I often check the beer releases forum as part of my job.
  16. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (770) Pennsylvania Jan 22, 2011

    What PA distributor?

    So then what, may I ask, is your job??
  17. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    You could always... do work...
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  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I set my cube up to where my monitors are not visible to passers by, that said, I wouldn't mind a quick switchable work option that drops avatars and embedded pictures.
  19. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (910) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Verified

    Or you could use your phone... I'm just sayin
  20. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,315) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    or you could realize the fact that none of this makes a difference cause when you use a work PC you consent to monitoring and anyone anytime can check history and see where you have been, when you've been doing it, and how often...
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  21. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (655) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    Some offices are different than others, sir. Sounds like yours is Big Brother.
  22. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (655) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    I always copied and pasted Wiki articles into Outlook, removed the hyperlinks (not manually), and acted like I was reading an e-mail.
    LostTraveler likes this.
  23. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Aficionado (190) North Carolina Oct 6, 2012 Verified

    beer store employee, i have to be on BA
  24. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,315) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    you do realize any system admin regardless of "policy" can just find out what you are doing don't cha??? If I am a system admin, I am god... and you won't even know...
  25. robwestcott

    robwestcott Advocate (675) Indiana Nov 3, 2008 Verified

    how about working at work ? a novel idea, i know. but seriously.
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  26. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,315) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    what a thought... but there's always a time for some BA breaks ;)
  27. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (655) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    The worst is when there is no official IT or administrator figure in the office, but some fucking busybody narcs on everyone's computer use. There were two people like that in my old office.
  28. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,315) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    Every organization is different, it all depends, some places don't care, others are incredibly strict, and lots of places just have micromanaging blowhards who want to stick their nose in everything....
    JamesShoemaker likes this.
  29. My computer at work runs three 10,000 lbs blenders, one 6,000 lbs blender, one 3,000 lbs blender, four belts, and two augers. I can't even access the internet from it. I'm sure there is a way, but imagine how many pounds of ground beef would end up on the floor if I was distracted.
    Beefytits4 likes this.
  30. Amen!