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, January 30, 2005

Expect more on tagging : Against my better judgement, I signed myself up to give a talk on tagging (aka folksonomies) at GSLIS in mid-March. I'll post the details and reminders here, since it will be open to all. It would actually be great if a few Montrealer's interested in the topic showed up to participate (I'm planning on doing an intro to tagging, demos of delicious and flickr, then put some questions to the LISers-in-training as to what they think this means for them. It should be fun.

Anyway, expect to see more of my thoughts on the topic posted here as I try to pull together a cohesive presentation on the topic. See also: http://del.icio.us/ebilodeau/adhoctags