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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

I'm at the library's information commons again this morning, answering email and performing whatever few online tasks I have that must get done. I'm supposed to find out this morning (a) what is wrong with my laptop, and (b) when I can expect to get it back. I'm hoping that the answer to (b) is 'today', and that I don't have to go through any additional grief.

Once I get the laptop back, I still have a good half a day of cd shuffling, downloading, and configuring to do. I need to check if we have a copy of Ghost somewhere so that next time (and there will be a next time), I won't have to go through the same hassle.

My daily routine is still shot. I'm not sure what to work on, where to start.

Stupid laptop.