Teach me your ways.
The vorpal object emits Inquirer and Chalk
Coworker who sees me staring intently at a command prompt: Backs away, slowly...
By the way, didn't we have a "boss key" for situations like this?
No my boss doesn't have a remote desktop client. The default install blocks the port inbound. If you need IT help you walk your ass down to IT. If your boss needs to see what you are doing, HR and Legal talk it over then take your laptop and send you home then send the machine to a real forensic examiner who will preserve chain of custody and not miss anything.
Boss snooping is just bad for everyone. If you're not getting your work done that should be all the evidence she needs to help or fire you.
Unless you're doing anything illegal enough to get the feds or local government on you, they're going to take a look right there.
What do you mean? I don't want to work for someone who micro manages to that level. ie checking if you're on hacker news. I've walked out of jobs on my first day because their computer use policy was so petty I didn't want to deal with it. I've quit jobs because I was asked to put facebook firewall rules in and such. Not my problem and I don't want to work for you if that's the deal (I don't even have a facebook). I've also left/refused to give packet/connection logs by employee (all employees) to people. It's lazy management and the number of daily connections to facebook doesn't really have any bearing on who get's what done. You're welcome to do that if you like but I won't help. It's just lazy, if people aren't doing what they should be then bring it up with them not me.
> Boss walks to your cube with or without HR/Legal/Security/IT personnel and says "We need to look at your computer for a moment. Step aside."
Sure, but that's much closer to the scenario that I mentioned where it's an event not just passive eves-dropping. Not every company has a big legal/hr team to do that shit but that kind of thing generally takes a real reason, and it's a lot more conspicuous than just firing up a vnc client to check on you.
>Unless you're doing anything illegal enough to get the feds or local government on you, they're going to take a look right there.
Unless it's illegal, which includes the nda and basic employment contract, they shouldn't dig through your laptop anyway.
Where do you work that someone has the time to actively monitor user sessions to see what they are up to? Sounds like daycare.
I'd love to see Gopher come back again.
I often find that if I've been away from HN for a day or two that there's interesting stuff way down the list.
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"Coworker who sees me looking at something in a browser: "Glad you're not busy; I need you to do this, this, this..."
Coworker who sees me staring intently at a command prompt: Backs away, slowly..."
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Also this has the same issue of not being able to vote or comment like many other Hacker News Apps.
EDIT: For anyone else that wants to try this, it seems you need to open it with `w3m -cookie news.ycombinator.com` to be able to stay logged-in.
Unofficial Python wrapper for official Hacker News API