Thursday, January 24, 2008

What to do when Google Data API requires a captcha

I posted quite a while ago about a little program I wrote to take my delicious links tagged with "blogthis" and post them to my blog.

This has been working great for over a year, but today I got the following error:$CaptchaRequiredException: Captcha required

I remember reading about this when I was researching the API, but my problem is my app is not a web app and I can't dynamically route someone to a captcha page. After much Googling about Google (hm), I discovered you can unlock your account by going to the Google Unlock Captcha page. Type in what you see, submit, and the program works again. Cool!

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