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, February 11, 2005

From the archives: HipsterPDA.... Bah! : I finally got around to locating a few documents that I wrote a while back on paper-based alternatives to tech-gadgets:

» The Ideal Ebook
» PaperPDA

A sample:
In the end, I had spent a few hundred bucks to learn, finally, that there was nothing I could buy that was going to get me organized. Fast-forward a few years. Today's PDA are nice, feature-packed, but expensive as hell. Expensive to me, since the risk of it turning into shelfware are pretty high.

So I came up with a plan. Get organized first, and then look into purchasing some technology to make the job of staying organized even easier.