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, December 07, 2004

InfoWorld: Instant collaboration from Intranets.com :
Pricing ranges from $59.95 per month for five seats to the corporate rate of $2,500 per month for 500 users. As expected, there’s no ramp-up time, nor any IT involvement, making the service ideal for ad hoc project teams. As administrator, in less than a minute I created user accounts and notified individual participants, who could immediately access the site...
I'm sure that for a large organization mired in IT bureaucracy, a department being able to set up an intranet for $2500 a month makes a lot of sense. The amount is also low enough to probably get through without needing higher-level authorization. I wonder how many of Intranets.com's clients fit this profile?