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, September 23, 2005

Windows Update breaks AD/Novell signon : I wrote awhile back about how our IT folks came around and spent an hour fiddling with my computer to set it up so that when I logged in, I would be logging into both Active Directory (exchange login) and Novell (file and print services, for now until they get migrated to AD) at the same time. A recent Windows Update appears to have broken that setup, since I now have to manually log-in to Novell.

Aside from the hassle, it means that my automatic mirroring of documents to the file server won't happen unless I remember to login to Novell.

I can only hope the full migration to AD happens sooner rather then later.