The company where this IT pilot fish works is rolling out a new security policy: All computer screens will lock automatically when not in use.

“We implemented a domain group policy to lock the screens after 15 minutes of no activity,” says fish. “We chose the lock screens, and we didn’t allow them to make any changes to their screen lock parameters.

“An employee on the factory floor was very irritated by this change, and devised a system so that his computer would never lock.

“He turned his optical mouse upside down so that the sensor was facing up. Then he hung a rag over the mouse, and positioned a fan to blow at the rag.

“That way, there was always mouse activity on the computer — and he never had to key in his password to gain access to the computer during his shift.”

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