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.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Ed Bilodeau's Space : I tried playing around with the MSN Spaces Beta, but the admin side is so slow that I can't be bothered right now. It does look impressive, certain good enough for a lot of people.

I'm pretty sure we'll see some pretty tight integration between future versions of Windows and the standard apps (messenger, media player, IE, etc) that will make it even more convienent for people to use.

I guess that would complete MSN's end-run around AOL to "become the Internet". I think both Apple and MS will be successful in creating that same kind of environment for their users, where there will be little need for most users to consider alternatives. There will always be those that will want more/different.

Anyway, MSN Spaces looks impressive and worth watching.