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, August 12, 2005

As you may have deduced from recent bookmarks, I've decided to take it upon myself to work on my family geneology. Specifically, I want to see if I can use any of the resources at my disposal (internet, etc) to try to extend my knowledge of my family further back. To start, I want to understand the migration of my ancestors from Europe to North America, who they were, the life they left behind, and the new life they made for themselves here in Quebec.

My mom already did a considerable amount of work on this, so I have a lot to go on. Eventaully, I want to write up my findings so that I can share them with the rest of my family (and with others over the web, of course).