My indirect boss is on vacation this week, somehow he not only managed to have children, but to do it twice, and this week they are on spring break. <Insert happy dance here>
With his absence, I now have time to pursue the important things in the office, like playing words with friends, reading the news, catching up with my friends on Facebook and maybe even do my job if I get bored enough.
The other benefit this has it that my indirect bosses Lackey is fair game. This person is ‘interesting’ I am sure my indirect boss’s proctologist has had to say “let’s unlatch for a moment so I can see what’s going in there”. I accept that this person has his head up a butt completely; it’s only debatable whose.
I also should point out that we sell a network/work station monitoring program. While it has several excellent uses, it also has a couple of odd ones, like web usage monitoring. Me, I don’t care what web sites people go to, the only reason I would want to know if they were hanging on porn sites is so I know what keyboards I should wear gloves while using, but some offices demand this functionality.
This system is installed on our network; I deployed it and manage it. it’s for Demo only. it monitors 5 work stations, mine, my Indirect bosses, his Lackey and 2 virtual machines, one that will crash on demand (to show the crash intercept and reporting function) and the other that has a preset Bat file to open about 10 different adult sights and other work inappropriate sites (to show the ability to track, block and report those uses)
Today the lackey asked for information on the system, and after about 6 seconds I realized he is going to pull my computers activity reports. I could just let him have them – there isn’t anything in there interesting after all, I do all my real work on my (unmonitored) laptop.
Leaving something alone, does that sound like me at all?
What I did instead was reverse my work ID and the Demo stations ID, then put the Demo station in a continuous loop. By the end of the day if anyone looks at the logs with the ID’s I gave, it will look like I spent the last 8 hours surfing porn (Granted even with a fatal over dose of Viagra and enough alcohol to embalm my self, I couldn’t spend 8 hours nonstop surfing porn, but figuring that out is the indirect boss’s problem)
In the morning I will return the numbers to normal. When anyone checks after that, the log will be just like they are when the indirect boss is around. I can’t wait to see what happens next week.
It was very nice of my indirect boss to leave me a babysitter to play with while he is on vacation, I wonder what other forms of fun I can have……