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.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Update : Busy day today. When I got to the office this morning, I realized that I forgot my laptop adapter at home. My laptop originally came with a second adapter, but I left that in class one night. Gone. So I take the one off my docking station. A pain, to be sure, but a small price to pay for my own carelessness.

My laptop gave me enough juice to work through the morning. It died just as I was leaving for lunch. Just as well, since I have a pile of mid-term exams to finish correcting. That's how I spent my afternoon.

Tonight I'm back on the grid and getting caught up on my e-mail and some other work. Refreshing CNN every once in a while to see how the US election is shaping up. Right now about 5% of the vote is in, with Bush ahead 87/77. Still very early, but it amazes me that there race is as close as it is. The fact that Bush is even considered a contender at all is amazing. The fact that he may win is... well, at this point I still don't want to think about what that will mean.