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 24, 2004

Diary notes : I spent this morning working on chores around the apartment. General tidying up, along with most of my ironing for the week. We also started throwing stuff out. We're planning on moving in the spring, and our plan is to throw out as much as possible between now and then. Today's victims: a few feet worth of magazines, a few bags of clothes, as well as most of my jackets. Out, out, out. (I love throwing stuff out.)

Now we're getting ready to go out. Nathalie is going to a talk in Westmount, and I'm going to tag along and do some work at the Westmount Library. We'll probably also take the opportunity to take a short walk around our old neighborhood, have a nice cup of coffee, and make the most of the outing. The week ahead is a busy one, so I don't feel bad if I don't get in 8 hours of reading today. I need to rest and recharge more then anything else.