GL's Swan Song (in Off-topic)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 29 2010 11:26 AM EDT

Well, work finally did it, and in a rather insidious way.

They didn't block access to CB, which is what I would have expected. No, they've rolled out software we use to safeguard students onto all staff PCs.

What this software does, is when triggered (usually by a specific word or phrase), is to take a screen capture of the PC triggering it. Saving everything on screen at the time to be investigated.


Very effect for safeguarding students, but now CB is a no go area for me at work. Which has effectively hammered the final nail into the coffin of any idea I had of running another NCB.

I could use my phone to pay CB, but unfortunately I get limited and intimitant reception in my office, which puts paid to that as well.


CB has been a massive part of my life for over 5 years. You've been here for me through highs and lows. I have met some of the most amazing people in the world here. So stopping popping in is going to be very hard. But without the game to draw me, I see my visits becoming less and less frequent.

It seems the one thing I really loved about CB that other similiar games lack, the fast regeneration of resources, is going to be the major reason I can no longer play. :( I guess I need to find a slower paced game that I can play in an evening, and won't have wasted any resource refesh by the time I come home in an evening.

Well take care everyone, you've been the best virtual family a guy could have asked for. ;)


lostling October 29 2010 11:29 AM EDT

you could tap into your office's wifi with your phone you know =x

Victimizer October 29 2010 11:29 AM EDT

*Sad Wookie Cry*

Really unfortunate about work GL.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 29 2010 11:34 AM EDT

; (

try shakes & fidget or minethings perhaps?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 29 2010 11:35 AM EDT

I suggest taking your IT folks out to lunch

{cb1}dyno October 29 2010 11:55 AM EDT

you can still buy BA after your NCB and make $... shouldn't stop playing on account to losing hours during the day :( I'd hate to see ya go! I agree with novice: IT guys enjoy feeling important, be-friend them! :)

QBJohnnywas October 29 2010 12:19 PM EDT

No!!!!!! That's a sad day. I'm probably not far behind the way my job is going. Every so often my proxy doesn't work, one day the firewall will catch me....

Demigod October 29 2010 12:36 PM EDT

That's quite a draconian method. I can't imagine accepting that much privacy lost to big brother, but it is England. :(

How about switching phone providers to one without a dead zone?

QBOddBird October 29 2010 12:37 PM EDT

I suggest taking your IT folks out to lunch

And at least join the CB guild on Shakes & Fidget! That game is a once-a-day thing, so you can still keep up your contact with us there!

Demigod October 29 2010 12:42 PM EDT

Ditto to S&F working with your nighttime schedule.

Unappreciated Misnomer October 29 2010 6:05 PM EDT

for the better part of 6 years ive been playing cb only when not at work, so i used to run ncbs and miss all that ba while at work.

if you want to find something you can pick up and put down in an evening would be a console. buy a DSLite and buy an r4! i love it
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