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, July 26, 2005

For the past few weeks I was trying to work with a dual-display set up, using my laptop as a secondary display. Every time I undock my laptop, though, the display settings get mixed up. Not only does the setup not automatically restore to the original settings, in some cases, like this morning, nothing I do can get my desktop extended over both displays with the correct resolution on each monitor. So, I'm back to just using my flatscreen.

I've also been thinking about getting a new PC. Or rather, making a case / begging the powers that be to get me a PC. I'll keep my laptop for presentations and remote work, but in the office I'd like to have something more powerful (i.e. > 1GHz) and preferably with a large display (dual 19" LCDs, SVP?). Well, if I'm dreaming, I may as well dream big!