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.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Retro : I decided to rejigger the layout of the site with a look I'm calling "Retro". Those of you who have been around long enough may recognize it.

Yesterday was a bit of a "Delete this blog? (y/n)" day. An anxiety attack of sorts, I think, brought on by the thought of returning to work on Monday. Of having to again take on the complexities of juggling my work, my studies, my home life, and myself. For the past three weeks, I've been focusing (almost) exclusively on the last two. I'm anxious to see how well I weather Monday.

On a slightly tangential matter, I just realized that, although it is the weekend, today marks my four-year anniversary working full-time at McGill, easily the longest I've worked anywhere.