How do I pretend I was never here?
August 8, 2008 8:48 AM Subscribe
Today is my last day at my current job. How do I explain this to my office computer?
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! to computers & internet (19 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I am leaving my current employ (and print journalism, w00t) for a new job, and today is my last day.
Over the years I've been here, I got to the point where my work computer is like my home computer, in that gmail, my bank account, ebay, amazon, various blogs and lots of other web sites automatically load up with my username. Or Firefox automatically fills in login info, etc.
Is there some simple way I can make this computer forget I was ever here?
It is unlikely that our dim-witted IT department will clean it off before the next employee plants his ass here, and I'd rather he not start posing as me on Metafilter, purchasing jesus cheetos on eBay or otherwise make use of my online identity.
My work computer runs on XP, if it matters, and only uses Firefox for browsing.