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, January 11, 2005

Classroom Design Forum : Although primarily of interest to those responsible for designing and building classrooms, this is also worth a look-through by those of us who merely use classrooms. (It is always interesting to see the thought that did or didn't go into our workspaces!)

Speaking of classrooms, this semester I'm teaching in the new Trottier CS/EE building. Very nice classrooms. The one I am in has two projectors, which you can have display the same feed or two different feeds. For example, if I could get the projector to work (haven't tried, mind you), I could display my slides on one screen, while projecting handwritten adhoc notes on the other (I don't know the model, but the projectors work with plain paper: no transparencies needed!). The classroom also has wireless network coverage, which I don't really need while I'm teaching, but is nice to have.

I'm not sure what the student experience of the room is, but from where I'm standing, its pretty nice! It will be hard to have to go back to other, older classrooms.