One of our fellow posters told me of a truly traumatic experience. When she went in to work yesterday and tried to log on to the Straight Dope, she found that it was blocked by her company’s computer network. She only has access at work, and her job leaves her some long streches of free time, so she is at serious risk of severe withdrawal symptoms.
By way of background, she works at a large financial company, and has no idea of what type of internet connection or system they use (and she ain’t about to ask). She tried to access the boards through a coworker’s computer, and it worked briefly but then got the same access denied message.
So, for very important, um, research needs, might anyone have a suggestion on how she might get around this block and access the SDMB at work. Her sanity could be riding on your responses.