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.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Moving : Tomorrow morning I'm moving to a new office. Not far, though. The next one over. I keep the view of the campus and the mountain, but also gain a few windows onto the hallway. My challenge, aside from dealing with the time lost packing today and unpacking tomorrow, will be how to position my desk to get some sort of privacy and feng shui going.

Tonight, Nathalie and I are heading into St.Lambert to sign our a lease on a new apartment. Our new place is smack-dab (sp?) in the middle of the village, which is exactly, exactly what we were looking for. We're very excited and relieved. There is still a lot of hard work to do over the next few months, but having secured a place to move to feels like a great weight off my shoulders.

More info/details/etc later.