How to read Reddit at work without getting caught


#1

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#2

What about a skin for, sigh… Lotus Notes?


#3

A bit complicated. I use this on chrome:
Decreased Productivity


#4

I only do things I can be proud of. “Getting caught” sounds silly.


#5

See also Cricket Australia’s ‘Boss Mode’ for checking the scores:


#6

We can’t bring our tablets to work and check it while we’re sitting on the can? Oh man, the rules SUCK these days!


#7

Have to see if I can interest them in a solution looking into google sheets through the google APIs.


#8

My employer uses an internal mail application, so I can’t use this Outlookalike.

Until a few weeks ago I used cluffle.com, which presented reddit as google search results. Unfortunately the developer has pulled it offline because it wasn’t worth the trouble or expense to keep it up.


#9

Back in the day, games would have a “boss button” that would throw up a fake spreadsheet or whatever.

I always thought it would be simple enough to implement a game that looked like work, even while you were playing it (like a chess game, that used algebraic notation and padded out the rest of the line with nonsense.)


#10

I’m so sorry.

Also sorry to the whole IBM workforce still forced to use that piece of history.


#11

I think the question is why? If work is so non-work or soul-killing, do something edifying rather than rolling one’s eyes at troll bullshit.


#12

You should probably just get a new job. God, I hate Lotus. I did helldesk for Apple and had to use it. Blech.


#13

Don’t worry. They promised we’d be switching shortly, two years ago. Any day now…


#14
  1. There is edifying content on Reddit.
  2. If you want a quick mental break from your work, it’s reasonable to be looking for something non-demanding.

#15

As a comparative matter, no. If you haven’t burned out on the fact that stupid bullshit exists and many people think it’s a substitute for actual information, then knock yourself out.


#16

That’s pretty dangerous. Reading Reddit while sitting on the toilet at work is a good way to get an embolism.


#17

Most places that frown on visiting sites like Reddit from work will just block it.


#18

Is there one for BB? Actually, my work doesn’t mind limited break-time surfing, so BB doesn’t raise eyebrows. It is a very open area, though, so the headlines of topics are out there for all to see. Consequently, I mark all the salacious stuff in my news reader for reading off-hours. Fast forward to my evening browse. My wife thinks BB is some hive of scum and villainy.


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