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.

Friday, December 10, 2004

New appointment : I've been appointed Coordinator of E-Commerce Programs at the Centre for Continuing Education. I've actually known about this for a few months, and have been doing the work for even longer. This week it was annouced within the Centre, so I can finally post the news here.

Although the position partially a formalization of work I've already been doing, it is actually more then that. Within an organization this size, having a formal position is everything. Along with the responsibility, I now also have the authority to get things done. Not ultimate authority, mind you, but enought to be able to hopefully get some momentum behind some of the project I have in mind.

Currently, we have two e-commerce programs: a 5-course Graduate Certificate in E-Commerce (for students with a BCom) and a concentration within the 10-course Diploma in Management (for students who have Bachelor's degree other then a BCom). Its a small program, and our enrollments have been lower since the dot-com bust. Of course, lack of active promotion of the program may also be the cause. That's going to change!

Anyway, I think I'll stop there before I get ahead of myself. More news will follow in this space. Ideas, suggestions, comments, as always, are welcome.