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.

Friday, October 15, 2004

New Singer for Van Halen? : Onthe bus ride home this afternoon, I thought I saw something in one of our local free daily's about Van Halen having a new lead singer. I think the guys name was something like 'Jonas,' a Montrealer of all things, and someone I've never heard of.

I haven't been able to find much on the net, just this one baseless rumor: Van Halen and Sammy Hagar at odds (Oct 16). So who knows. It's probably nothing.

Mind you, I was reading this newspaper over the shoulder of the person in front of me, and it was in French, so this Jonas character may just be the opening act for Van Halen's upcoming Montreal tour date.

(BTW, if you hear any news on this, please post the details or links as comments to this post. Tks.)