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, March 27, 2005

Yesterday I made a big decision : I'll talk about the details once the people involved have all been informed, the path charted, the paperwork put through. Should take about a week.

It has been a decision months in the making. Until yesterday, though, I hadn't really seen it that way. It was more of a malaise, a tension, pervading everything in my life. I knew what it was, but it hadn't occured to me that there was anything that I could do about it. It was just something that I had to 'deal with'.

I'm quick to tell others that they always have a choice. They can always choose an alternate path. Not surprising, I never considered that advice for myself. Not really.

Doubt, a rising fear, a dread, an awareness, an idea, thinking it over, uncertainty, a realization, making peace with myself, talking it over, a decision, clarity, determination.

Oh, and for those of you who know me, no, I am not quitting my job!

(Au contraire...)