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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Firefox 1.0 install joy joy : I attemoted to install Firefix 1.0 yesterday, but ended up messing things up. After much fiddling, the best I could do was have Firefox hang and consume 100% CPU whenever I tried to run it. The problem, I think, had to do with the fact that (a) I tried to install 1.0 it over my previous 0.9.2 install, and (b) I wasn't logged in with full admin priviledges when I installed the app. I did run the install program as admin, but I guess that wasn't enough.

This morning I got things working by uninstalling everything, deleting every mozilla/firefox profile that I could find, and giving my personal account admin priviledges. Then I ran the install, and everything worked ok. I need to manually rebuild my bookmarks, but that's probably a good thing.

First impressions: nice. Nothing too different, but the live bookmarks are cool, esp for integration with delicious.

Back to work.