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Frustrating software [Nov. 16th, 2001|09:53 am]
Peter Sheil
Today is the last day to apply for a new benefits package at work. For me the submitting requires logging on to a different network (with a different id) then running an excel application to model then submit my choice of benefits. Just one problem - the app thinks today is too late The scurity setup is so tight you cant get at the excel source code or change the date

So I "fixed" it
Log back onto main network
add my id on the /other/ network to Local Administrators group
Log in to other network - initial script sets date/time from network
Reset date time
Run silly app
Restore date time
Logout

Once again my "hacking" mentality pays off :))
I wonder if the local help desk will figure out what people are doing :)

Ho hum
"...
As she wraps her towel around her
and she's heading for the breakfast chair
It's just another day"
Beatles?

bb
peter
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[User Picture]From: desert_fae
2001-11-16 04:28 am (UTC)
See, hacking does pay off sometimes :)
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[User Picture]From: pianoman
2001-11-16 05:23 am (UTC)

geee

You really are a geek!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2001-11-16 08:52 am (UTC)

Re: geee

Nahh

I had to ring my wife to confirm the commands - a /true/ geek would have them memorised. Although I have to confess to having some command summaries downloaed on my palm pilot :)

bb
peter
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[User Picture]From: pianoman
2001-11-16 09:34 am (UTC)

Re: geee

Guess I am a geek - Rachel always asks ME!
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[User Picture]From: tdronet
2001-11-18 09:24 pm (UTC)

Peter you are a friend

I surely hope I can count you as a friend. Hi my name is Tom and I live in Branson. I am one of Racheal's many friends. I like to become yours. You had made her so excited by coming as far as you have to visit her as you will know all the BS that she has been through that she needs friends like you. I wish I could do more for her but a great start is you her friend. Thank you so much and may you be blessed as you had blessed her.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2001-11-20 07:11 am (UTC)

Re: Peter you are a friend

Hi Tom,

Thank you for that comment.

Please excuse me if I am reluctant to talk much to you untill I can check you out a bit. With all that has been going on recently I need to assure myself that you are who you say you are :) Hopefully you can appreciate this - it shouldn't take too long

take care
peter
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[User Picture]From: tdronet
2001-11-20 07:55 am (UTC)

Re: Peter you are a friend

No problem I understand.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2001-11-20 03:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Peter you are a friend

OK you checkout :)

Sorry 'bout that but you understand why.

I'll add you to my friends list

bb
peter
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