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.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Paper update : I've managed to finish dumping the 100+ pages of typed notes into my paper outline. It is amazing how much a looming deadline improves one's ability to make relevancy assessments!

I've also put together the list of books I need to get from the library tomorrow to recheck a few notes and follow up on citations I've come across. That small list (of 5 books and 4-5 articles) is the very, very tip of what I need to look up and work into my paper this week. I also need to write the paper. I also know now that I am going to get killed pulling together the bibliography (will I ever learn?).

Anyhoo, all that wouldn't be so bad, except that I'm scheduled to help out with inperson registration for the whole week, so I can only work on my paper up to 9:30am, over lunch, and at night. So that's my timecrunch. You never know: the extra pressure might help me focus even more!