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Need To View Blocked Sites at Work?

Blocked Sites At Work
Those of you working in cubicles may have encountered some Web sites your job doesn't want you to visit, like YouTube or MySpace. Sure, you should probably be working instead of watching videos of idiots throwing hot sauce at drive-through employees, but we all need a little reprieve now and then.

A Wall Street Journal article called 'Ten Things Your IT Department Won't Tell You' shares some helpful tips on how to get around these blocks to check your Gmail:
  • Try third party proxy sites to view sites, which let you look at sites without actually visiting them. Proxy.org lists more than 4,000 proxies.
  • Use Google Translate as a proxy. By performing an English to English translation you can make Google Translate act as a proxy. Just enter 'Google.com/translate?langpair=en|en&u=www.blockedsite.com'
If you have friends in the IT department, you can just ask them, as there may be holes in the wall purposely left open for testing purposes. We guarantee you all your IT guys know about it and use it everyday.

From Wall Street Journal and bookofjoe

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