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 18, 2005

Pulling down all your delicious posts : To pull down an XML file with all your delicious posts, use the following URL:

Use your delicious username and password when prompted.

This is useful if you want to do something fancy code-thing with them, or if you just want to back up your posts (for whatever reason).

It might also be useful if you want to try to move your posts to another system. However, you would probably need to do some sort of coding to convert the delicious xml into something the target system can understand.

Update: ohcoolohcool... Excel does a good job of parsing XML. Just to make you all cringe, I could prob use the Excel file as a datasource, pull what I want into Word, and save the resulting document as an HTML file! Sweeet!