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.

Sunday, October 31, 2004

The clean-out continues : In preparation for next spring's move, I've decided to get rid of a lot of stuff that at one time was firmly in the 'sacred' pile, never to be thrown out. This includes:
  • Textbooks (mostly math and physics, but probably others)
  • Fanstasy novels (pocketbooks mostly)
  • Lots and lots of RPG stuff (AD&D books, modules, etc, etc, (1st ed, some 2nd ed))
This stuff is heavy and so probably not shippable, but who knows. I'll post lists here once I've decided what goes. Interested folks will be able to get in touch with me and we'll be able to work something out. This is stuff that I would rather not see in a dumpster, so I'll probably end up giving it all away.