Some companies put up a lot of barriers to keep the weakest link (employee) from breaking the chain (the intranet). At my current assignment I wanted to download grep to parse some logs. I knew the installer wouldn’t never run on my account, so I wen’t for the .zip version. Of course, that wasn’t allowed to be downloaded either.
So I did the only sensible thing: I tricked it. Didn’t do anything fancy, just asked a friend to download it, rename the file extension, and email the file. So now I’m grep’ing along.
I’d like a small online service where I enter the URL of the “dangerous” file, and my email. It just does what my friend did.