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, July 01, 2005

Last Monday we went to see Batman (recommended, btw), and cringed as we had to sit through about 10 minutes of crappy ads before the trailers began. Ads drive me mad on our small TV at home, so seeing them filling the entire field of view at one thousand decibles is enough to shake your soul.

According to the NYTimes, this is a phenomenon that is likely to continue. The rest of you, enjoy. Once we get around to getting a proper TV and DVD player, I highly doubt I'll be ever setting foot in a theatre again. "People still enjoy the social experience of going to a theather." What? Are you mad!?! God, they must think we are zombies.