In two weeks, I start a new telecommuting job, and I need to set up my home office. I'm totally confused about Internet access, though, and I have some questions... [more inside]
posted by trillian
on Jun 26, 2012 -
How do I go about searching for an "internet job?" Part of the problem is that I don't really know the term for it, but having asked around there may not be one. Basically, I'm looking for postings for anything from professional blogging to community management to content editing. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Jun 21, 2010 -
My office wants to a "Biggest Loser" style weight loss challenge. Any good websites we could use to track people's progress? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Mar 5, 2010 -
A past employer started a blog. Several previous employees have started their own sub-blogs and one made a comment about me, using my full name. It wasn't necessarily a negative comment, but he was resentful of me supposedly forcing him to do something which was part of his job. I wasn't the person responsible for making him do anything, so the statement is not true.
I'm puzzled because I had a very friendly, cordial relationship with this person, but whatever. I'm wondering how I should handle asking the company to remove the statement. I'm now working in a different field and I'm not sure how this statement about me will affect future customers.
posted by anonymous
on Feb 22, 2010 -
Are there any websites or online resources for people considering a career change? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Nov 24, 2009 -
I'm involved in an internet romance that is takeing a major toll on my direction in life and frankly makeing me feel nervous. I need advice in regards to how to be realistic with this relationship. [more inside]
posted by audio
on Aug 15, 2009 -
Did you work in an office before the Internet? What did you do? Also, what was on your desk? [more inside]
posted by jeb
on Aug 13, 2009 -
What are some obvious problems you would forsee in large scale telecomputing/telecommuting? [more inside]
posted by Raichle
on Apr 1, 2009 -
WorkFriendly.net has been gone for a while, though I'm looking for other potential websites that do the same job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 4, 2008 -
What are some good sites to find short-term freelance writing/Internet gigs? Similar to this post
, I'm looking for some temp work that will bring in a little supplemental income. [more inside]
posted by adverb
on Aug 13, 2008 -
I'm sure this question will not make me the most popular student at the dance, but is there a way to identify (via IP) machines running BitTorrent clients within an internal network (ie. work)?
My company has around 50 employees, and the old, "Please don't torrent at work" doesn't seem to be doing much good anymore.
It brings our email and web browsing to a near standstill, and dropping by the "usual suspects" is not only tiresome, but doesn't seem to find all the sources of traffic any longer.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
posted by numlok
on Aug 11, 2008 -
I want to archive my personal documents like birth certificate, mark sheet, bond, bank statement details etc by scanning them and storing in the internet.
I thought i will scan and store them in my email accounts.
(like yahoo etc)
However i am not sure, whether storing those documents
in yahoo email etc is safe.
Can some one suggest a good safe option, where i can
scan documents and put them in internet not accessible
Are there any free encryption software which encrypts
the documents and stores them.
It is okay, if some budget software is also available,
instead of freeware.
posted by tom123
on Sep 1, 2007 -
Looking for a Firefox extension or alternative browser that allows for web pages to be grayed out (specifically images) a la Ghostzilla. [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Aug 10, 2007 -
Is it reasonable for a network administrator to require reimbursement for his personal mobile phone and home internet connection? [more inside]
posted by Xazeru
on Jun 19, 2007 -
It seems our new office building's landlord is monitoring and logging our internet traffic. Is this OK? [more inside]
posted by negatendo
on May 11, 2007 -
I'd like to work through the internet. At the moment I access the internet through a mobile phone (Sony Ericsson W850i). I have a laptop but the phone can't be used as a modem so I have to access the internet using the phone's internal software.
Are there any jobs I could do with this type of internet access? [more inside]
posted by Tnuocca
on May 1, 2007 -
I use a laptop at work, where all web traffic goes through a proxy server and is logged. I don't have a problem with that. If I don't change my configuration in Firefox when I am back home, and keep the routing through that proxy server, are they still logging my activity even though I am accessing the internet on my home network?
posted by jules1651
on Apr 10, 2007 -
I've started a new job doing tech support for an ISP and have quite a lot of downtime between calls. What can I do on the internet that will make me smarter and/or better at my job? [more inside]
posted by speranza
on Sep 4, 2006 -
Where can I find "low-tech" jobs online?
We just had a baby and so my wife has to stay at home and take care of him.
However, she still has some free time and she would like to do some stuff from home. She's a medical doctor with a bit of IT experience (mostly as a user, though). So I was thinking to find her some work online, maybe entering some data or as a translator (she speaks English and German, German is her mother-tongue) or maybe other "low-tech" jobs like this...
So do you have any idea where can I find such jobs?
posted by panzerboy
on Jul 27, 2006 -
We have a couple of blogs and use a combination of Google Ads, AdBrite and Amazon Associates placements on them. We're trying to figure out how best to approach the income from these ads on our tax filings... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 4, 2006 -
My company has recently started internet monitoring. I believe they have set up some kind of proxy server. Unfortunately, they have blocked sites that I use for productivity. Is there any way of easily getting around the proxy server.
I'm not sure if I'm right, but there must be a setting in Internet Explorer that can route my websites through another server? How do I do this and who do I use. I don't mind paying, but would perfer free.
The owner of my company has become big brother and it's unfortunate because now sites can only be "work related" which can be widely (or narrowly defined)
I would also like to know how to find out what they are using to do this (for curiosity purposes). Where can I look on my computer to see this. Also, I think they may have set up remote viewing. Is there any way to detect this?
posted by ieatwords
on Oct 12, 2005 -
What are some helpful ways to be productive when connected to the internet? How does one fight the constant draw of trivial news sites, blogs, IM, e-mail, wiki articles, and forums--especially when work is 'net related? [more inside]
posted by aaronshaf
on Jun 1, 2005 -