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9/11/2018
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John Klossner
John Klossner
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Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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9/11/2018 | 2:35:49 PM
Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
Winner gets a $25 Amazon gift card! 
MatthewN117
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MatthewN117,
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9/11/2018 | 5:08:38 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
"Our information security department recently implemented keyboard airgaps for repeat offenders."
Mikegyvr
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Mikegyvr,
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9/11/2018 | 6:08:58 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
Always the innovator, Ed demonstrated his take on the stand-up desk.
itgrrl
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9/12/2018 | 2:41:24 AM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
"Interns at the White House trial their latest Presidential tweet management plan."
KCondit
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KCondit,
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9/13/2018 | 11:41:31 AM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
Well, I guess the problem wasn't between his chair and his keyboard after all.
LouieInSeattle
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LouieInSeattle,
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9/13/2018 | 1:06:45 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
I guess Joe needs more than one chance to enter his password! 
NinjaIzuna
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9/13/2018 | 6:51:24 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
His code must not be compiling again. 
jwiggins930
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10/1/2018 | 11:26:12 AM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
Ergonomics is said to provide therapy for your back.
atkinsonr
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10/2/2018 | 7:46:38 AM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
I saw this done on Mission: Impossible last night
3milio
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3milio,
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10/4/2018 | 12:58:43 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
The latest fad in office ergonomics.
3milio
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3milio,
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10/4/2018 | 1:01:56 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
Ever since Larry got bit by that South American fruit bat, he's been acting a little strange.
CaptionCurator
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CaptionCurator,
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10/5/2018 | 5:23:21 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
Bob thinks the CIO's statement to "tie up security holes" was taken a little too far.
Blaze007
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10/11/2018 | 3:20:34 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
An exemplary role model for his co-workers, Bob considers all perspectives when performing a thorough risk analysis.
MattB32201
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10/12/2018 | 5:59:18 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
Looks like John got caught by one of those Nigerian princes
MattB32201
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10/12/2018 | 6:01:18 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
John has always been trying creative ways to solve the pebcak issue...
rcamachon6g
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10/15/2018 | 11:48:19 AM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
Some people never learn, he clicked on another Democrat phishing link again!
waltonob
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9/12/2018 | 1:04:39 PM
MFA Level 10
And you thought it was dumb when Security added "Something you can do" as an authentication factor.
jrig1842
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9/12/2018 | 2:58:14 PM
Management Material
Donald was never a very grounded individual, but he is certainly a high-flyer!
wfishburne
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9/12/2018 | 4:25:17 PM
Caption
Paul wasn't kidding when he said he wanted agile developers.
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9/13/2018 | 10:29:16 AM
The Hanging Desk
The trend in desk positions has reached it's final stage; from sitting, to standing, now to hanging.
JoeMetzger
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9/13/2018 | 12:03:06 PM
Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
Chuck says "All this time I thought they were saying fishing ..."
ragediver24
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9/13/2018 | 1:08:29 PM
Caption Contest
When one of your coworkers doubles as a secret agent. 
Hashbergerm
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Hashbergerm,
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9/13/2018 | 6:45:28 PM
Hanging Table
George was looking for another at computer security from a different angle.
ThomasW452
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9/14/2018 | 8:05:35 AM
Need My Fix
Hey, Guys, the boss has boobytrapped the coffee machine again
blightsey3921
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9/14/2018 | 9:47:16 AM
Risky business
Rick is testing one of the new options for the "Houdini" security package.
sbates85001
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9/14/2018 | 9:59:47 AM
just a test...
George found that the link to "tie me up" was actually a phishing test...
LENRAMIREZJR
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9/14/2018 | 10:21:44 AM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
"Must. Get. Leah Remini's passcode..."
ericap35
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9/14/2018 | 3:11:51 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
Password hang over 2FA!
Unhappymeal
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9/19/2018 | 12:20:13 PM
Re: Put your thinking cap on! We have new cartoon caption contest!
The floor is Child Support.
OrleeB996
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9/16/2018 | 11:44:51 AM
Name that toon entry
This is Jim's newest attempt at effective two factor authentication.
drmrs
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drmrs,
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9/16/2018 | 5:22:41 PM
Risky Business (September 2018)
An employee named "Hanging Chad" never fully recovered from an earlier era.
tm1971
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9/17/2018 | 2:24:44 AM
Risky Business (September 2018)
Latest anti-shoulder-surfing (aSS) password protection PoC.
tcorbeill
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9/17/2018 | 9:02:19 AM
Name that Toon: Risky Business (September 2018)
"Great... someone call security, Dave fell for another phising attack."
rzaleski081
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9/17/2018 | 2:03:31 PM
Re: Name that Toon: Risky Business (September 2018)
HR's new office inversion workspace which will fix any sore back from sitting too long.
jridgeii
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9/17/2018 | 4:31:05 PM
Name that Toon: Risky Business
No more PEBKAC errors
dan91266
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9/17/2018 | 7:19:49 PM
Risky Business
In Russia, application hangs YOU!
M0nk3
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9/19/2018 | 2:14:21 AM
Caller stated he was havening an issue with his new desk.
Thank you for calling techincal support.  My name is George.  How can I assist you?
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9/19/2018 | 10:07:22 AM
Pen Test?
When they asked me to do a pen test, I wasn't thinking of this!
BradP282
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9/19/2018 | 1:59:55 PM
Cartoon Caption
Apparently Ctl + Alt + Delete has a new feature after this months patches...
Emuc64
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9/20/2018 | 9:18:35 AM
Caption Contest
Can we finally tell the CEO this suggestion for password complexity is an April Fools joke?
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9/20/2018 | 11:38:33 AM
Passwords
Passwords have grown so complicated these days.
SchemaCzar
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9/20/2018 | 11:50:20 AM
Always hangs on boot
Always hangs on boot
jansdata
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9/20/2018 | 12:09:29 PM
Cartoon Caption
Example of Low Hanging Fruit
REISEN1955
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9/20/2018 | 12:21:34 PM
Re: Pending Review
Phil took the concept of not leving footprints behind in security analysis a little too seriously. 
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9/25/2018 | 10:13:20 AM
Re: Cartoon Caption
Apt-get remove Bob --purge personal items
gleduc921
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9/20/2018 | 12:39:33 PM
Cartoon caption
Keep it up, Bob, your posture is really improving and you're looking taller.
GWAIN
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GWAIN,
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9/20/2018 | 2:12:36 PM
Back Problems
Facilities rejected his request for an ergonomic desk.
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9/20/2018 | 3:46:38 PM
Cartoon Caption
White Privelege Day
OlivierM587
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9/21/2018 | 4:01:21 AM
Cartoon Caption
IT team told me the problem was between the computer and the chair... 
GMoon
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9/21/2018 | 9:04:18 AM
Caption
When you are scheduled out of the office, but you forgot to log off, and you don't want your coworkers to know.
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9/21/2018 | 10:31:46 AM
Literalist at work, boss said do the job hanging from the ceiling.
Name that Toon: Risky Busine

Literalist at work, boss said do the job hanging from the ceiling.

{

You want anything else boss, Yes do the job hanging from the ceiling.

Here is what you get from a literalist.

}
aacyberreport
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9/22/2018 | 8:18:42 AM
Cartoon caption
Im not sure I like this top down management approach!
Kristendean80
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9/23/2018 | 9:19:12 PM
Cartoon caption
Are you sure this is how we get our data into the cloud?
dereks13
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9/25/2018 | 11:12:38 AM
who needs Phishme?
"This is our most effective security awareness training tool yet!"
exmart
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exmart,
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9/26/2018 | 1:21:54 PM
Your cube has been infected
These ransomewares are really getting out of hand...
ThomasW452
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9/27/2018 | 5:51:59 AM
IT Problems
At least this time the problem is not between the keyboard and the Chair
BrooklynNellie2
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9/27/2018 | 9:57:43 AM
DevOps
You do NOT want to get on the wrong side of the new DevOps manager.
corpit
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9/27/2018 | 1:12:53 PM
Sit-to-Stand Desk
What you get when you ask IT for a Sit-to-Stand Desk.
Joe Stanganelli
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9/28/2018 | 12:36:26 PM
ccj1
"Hey, Jim, while you're up..."
Joe Stanganelli
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9/28/2018 | 12:37:56 PM
ccj2
"Didn't you hear? The new policy is that if your app gets suspended, so do you."
Joe Stanganelli
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9/28/2018 | 12:39:22 PM
ccj3
"The stockholders wanted somebody to be strung up for the latest data breach..."
Joe Stanganelli
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9/28/2018 | 12:41:17 PM
ccj4
"Guys, we need to have a talk about Casual Friday."
Joe Stanganelli
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9/28/2018 | 12:42:47 PM
ccj5
"How much longer is that FTC regulator going to hang around?"
Joe Stanganelli
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9/28/2018 | 12:43:52 PM
ccj6
"That's what happens when you use spaces instead of tabs, man."
Joe Stanganelli
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9/28/2018 | 12:45:14 PM
ccj7
"On the count of three, we tickle."
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10/1/2018 | 7:18:32 AM
Re: ccj7
great 
Joe Stanganelli
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9/28/2018 | 12:50:31 PM
ccj8
"Tom prefers a top-down programming approach."
tuanthomson
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9/29/2018 | 8:45:42 AM
Funny
Looks like Harry found the honeypot.
Joe Stanganelli
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9/29/2018 | 11:38:12 PM
ccj9
"IT told him he caught a virus. Now he's all anxious about post-nasal drip."
Joe Stanganelli
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9/29/2018 | 11:39:52 PM
ccj10
"Kathy, I think the better question is: Why can't you just mind your business?"
Joe Stanganelli
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9/29/2018 | 11:41:18 PM
ccj11
"It's a honeypot. Now we just wait for the bear."
Joe Stanganelli
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9/29/2018 | 11:42:43 PM
ccj12
"I wouldn't bother him. He's tied up at the moment."
Joe Stanganelli
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9/29/2018 | 11:46:02 PM
ccj13
"I'd like to help you, Bill, but I wouldn't what Time Reporting Code to use."
Noe4293
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10/2/2018 | 5:01:54 PM
The New Guy
Looks like Jerry got tied up at work...
Joe Stanganelli
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9/29/2018 | 11:47:27 PM
ccj14
"He's our artificial-intelligence guy. We're hoping to replace him with an actual-intelligence guy."
Joe Stanganelli
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9/29/2018 | 11:50:35 PM
ccj15
"Well, Tim, some people might have thought the picnic basket was suspicious."
Ed_E
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10/1/2018 | 3:46:33 PM
I told you active countermeasures would work.
I told you active countermeasures would work.
ronhollow
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10/1/2018 | 8:17:21 PM
He failed the fingerprint scanner.
He failed the fingerprint scanner.
SXDude
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10/2/2018 | 8:50:42 AM
An email confirming it was a malicious attachment would have sufficed!!!!
An email confirming it was a malicious attachment would have sufficed!!!!
tspirawk
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10/2/2018 | 11:20:28 AM
Repeat Offender
Looks like Bob fell for our internal phishing again!
lakers85
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10/3/2018 | 8:02:02 AM
My boss told me to write the same sentence 500 times as punishment for my lapse in judgement
"I will not ask management to purchase NEW & SECURE, to replace 12 year old Network Devices...for obvious reasons"

"I will not ask management to purchase NEW & SECURE, to replace 12 year old Network Devices...for obvious reasons"

"I will not ask management to purchase NEW & SECURE, to replace 12 year old Network Devices...for obvious reasons"

"I will not ask management to purchase NEW & SECURE, to replace 12 year old Network Devices...for obvious reasons"
Corruption
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Corruption,
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10/3/2018 | 12:47:44 PM
Security Awareness Training
 

I think Jane in Accounting got the Bear trap!!!
InfoSecJunky
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10/4/2018 | 8:52:04 AM
He violated our zero tolerance policy
He violated our zero tolerance policy!
sdenrich
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10/4/2018 | 3:47:15 PM
cartoon caption
Hey guys! when did we hire Tom Cruise!!!
RobF375
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10/4/2018 | 8:07:03 PM
Cartoon Caption
"Trying to promote your code to production again without an approved change window eh Bob?"
Coolster65
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10/8/2018 | 11:38:08 AM
Name that Toon: Risky Business
That's not what they mean by "Agile DevOps" Bart ... 
anotherphase
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10/9/2018 | 11:35:49 PM
"He is determined not to make himself a low-hanging fruit for hackers."

"He is determined not to make himself a low-hanging fruit for hackers."

cjonesv2s
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10/10/2018 | 2:31:48 PM
Cartoon Caption
He's managed to turn the computing world upsidedown!
FIREarly
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10/11/2018 | 10:54:11 AM
Cartoon Caption
The Houdini hack will get me out of this!
rdmcmath
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rdmcmath,
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10/11/2018 | 1:37:51 PM
Cartoon caption
"He must have fallen for the latest phishing bait."
ianrod
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ianrod,
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10/12/2018 | 8:34:56 AM
Name that Toon
Once again, IT was left to hang out and dry.
xaviernj
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10/12/2018 | 10:05:34 AM
Caption contest
This new three factor authentication is noooott easy.
emallove
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emallove,
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10/12/2018 | 3:15:28 PM
Workplace Ergonomics
"Yoga ball chairs, stand-up desks, treadmill offices. Have workplace ergonomics gone too far?"
potatofish
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10/16/2018 | 8:20:57 PM
Here is one for a venti!
Sally, Have you started preparing for the annual security awareness training?
REISEN1955
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10/17/2018 | 3:08:31 PM
Re: Here is one for a venti!
Paul realized the new corporate policy about not accepting a Varidesk had consequences.
TimBerdon
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10/17/2018 | 4:10:34 PM
Name That Toon
This looked WAY easier when Tom Cruise did it in Mission Impossible!
uversaprod9
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uversaprod9,
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10/18/2018 | 10:21:35 PM
IT Cert Circus
"Tom got most of his IT Certs after graduating from Clown College and a failed attempt at running away with The Circus."
uversaprod9
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uversaprod9,
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10/18/2018 | 10:26:11 PM
Too Many Failed Password Attempts
"Too many failed password attempts and the Windows Server locked his account and hung him out to dry...!"
uversaprod9
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10/18/2018 | 10:43:35 PM
Robert's Ergotron
"Hmmm... Robert's Ergotron Standing Desk doesn't get here for another two weeks!"
uversaprod9
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10/18/2018 | 11:10:42 PM
Windows 10 - Cortana
"After the Windows 10 Migration, I guess 'Cortana' didn't like what Stan was asking her for, or the tone-of-voice he was using with her."
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