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.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Reading through sites like 43 Folders and life hacks, I sometimes get the feeling that we should somehow know this stuff, that in the past we would have learnt this through strong social connections to our family, friends, and work. Figuring this stuff out would have been part of growing up.

And yet here we are, a bunch of adults, building a wiki so that we can figure out how to not forget our keys in the morning or make a good cup of coffee.

"Hey, I never thought of putting on my shoes after I put on my pants, but you're right! It's a *lot* easier! Tks!".

Not to knock the sites, I think they are great. I'm just embarrased to admit some of the things I learn there.