# 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.
Connections - the Great Lakes Information Science Conference celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2005. After a decade of evolution, the conference has become a premier forum in the field of library and information studies, organized by and for doctoral students. Its open, friendly atmosphere and commitment to social interactions makes it a perfect venue for doctoral students to present their research, exchange views, and network with peers.
The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, is honored to host this milestone event from Saturday, May 14th to Sunday, May 15th, 2005. In celebration of this exciting milestone, all doctoral students enrolled in library and information studies or related fields are cordially invited to submit proposals.