Ed Bilodeau

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# Notice (Oct 19/05): So ends my stay here on Blogger. This morning Google implemented an anti-spam 'feature' that forces me to answer a challenge phrase when I want to post to my own blog. No notice of the change, nothing. Worse is that it doesn't even work! I type the phrase, submit, "An error occured", post deleted. Damn you, Google. Chances are I will revive my blog somewhere else, sometime soon. I'll post the new coordinates here as soon as they become available. (BTW, I'm unable to post anything to my RSS stream, so I'd appreciate it if readers could spread the word and ask people to take a look at this notice)

Update (Oct 19/05, ~noon): After a frustrating few hours (and not just trying out alternatives to Blogger), I've decided that this is a good time to take a break from all this. A day? A week? Who knows. But I need to step away from it before I pass a heavy magnet over the whole mess.

Update 2: According to this post, the reason I'm seeing the CAPTCHA (challenge phrase) is that Blogger has classified my blog as spam. Thanks. User for five years and now I'm spam. I searched the Blogger site, but there is no mention of how to get the spam flag turned off. There is also no way of contacting anyone at Blogger. Wow. Spam they say I am, so spam I must be. Maybe it is time to take a break.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

There was enough cloud cover for me to have my morning coffee on the front steps of the Arts building. At around 8:00, the students started to trickle by. By 8:30, there was a steady flow of students heading to class. My coffee finished, I headed over to the library, where I checked my e-mail and wrote this note. (The URL for my MT blog's admin interface is bookmarked on my laptop, so it is easier when I'm at a remote machine to post to this Blogger blog. I also prefer the posting interface, for some reason.)

My objective for this week is to get back on track with my research, which for the moment means lots of time reading. I've set myself some rather ambitious goals in terms of the number of books I need to get through each day. I've scheduled off a few hours each day to be spent in the library (since I'm not confident I'll be able to get any work done in my office). All that's left now is for me to do the work, so I'd better get to it.