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, March 28, 2005

Packing day : We spent a good part of the day today packing in preparation for next month's move. This morning, as I looked around the apartment, I thought that we were more or less done, that we had packed pretty much all that we could (taking into consideration that we still have to live here for twenty or so days).

My initial estimates ended up being way off. It is amazing how long office drawers and filing cabinets take! What made it long was that we've been filtering and throwing out a lot of stuff before we move, as opposed to after. No dumping drawers into a box. Sift, filter, chuck, chuck, chuck. It is the only way to move.

Now, though, I think we are down to the last bits. We're moving (hopefully) on a Monday, which means we'll have a weekend to do the final packing and staging (the key to economical moving).

Still, there is much left to do. The address changes, signing up for telephone and cable service, etc, etc. And of course, the painting. But that's not for another week or two.

Things are moving along.