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Aug. 27th, 2006

The Day of “Training” is coming

Well Tomorrow is my first day of real work at my job that I will be doing all my life. Software development and design, is something I want to do the rest of my life. I really have a passion for. I know that tomorrow is gong to be a red letter day. The only real thing that I’m dreading is the commute back and forth. I calculated it all today and at 33 miles per way it is going to be around 15 thousand miles per year just for me going back and forth from work. I think it’s going to be worth it.

Oh ya, I might be switching to WordPress...

Aug. 26th, 2006

Bored, just bored...

I am so very bored right now. I want to do all these things like go out and watch a new movie but no money. The good news is that Monday should be the day that ends that for now. A 45 minute trip and a 9 hour day should end my troubles for now. For the past week or so I have been working on my site. It looks ok for now. I still need to work on some articles that I want to post up there. I'm thinking more along the lines of computer issues, some of my college papers, and interesting ideas I have time to time. Right now I need to post it to a dozen or so search engines.

What I really want to do right now is just to have some fun; but I also want to get to work already.

Aug. 22nd, 2006

Lego Building!

Was a little bored today so I decided to make a lego building. Found this pic and made it! Coundn't get some things in right and made a tower to it... Noting special, just bored.

Aug. 11th, 2006

Black / Red Letter Day?

First the bad news… It turns out when you want to get an interim Employment Authorization Document you already need an Alien number assigned to you. Since I was a student (f-1) before all this I didn’t have a Alien Number. So that was a wash. I begged and begged and she told me she couldn’t do anything. I showed her the letter and employment Contact and still nothing. After 10 minutes of explaining I gave up and walked away empty handed. She did tell me it should be another 3-5 weeks before it came in. Until then I guess. I went home did some online reading and searching and finally said to myself that I was just stuck in this waiting game.

I ate lunch fixed the mobile orders that I was supposed to do and setup the 2geeky.net site and the mail credentials and DNS entries. That should be distributed by tomorrow. I did the summary of the chapter that my student asked me for and watched a bit of battlestar galactica while to make a perpetual motion machine out of Legos.

Well my student called me at 7 and asked me out to dinner while we talked about the chapter he was supped to read. Well I told him my situation and he hooked me up with a friend that needs a temporary .net programmer. This is definitely what I can do while a wait the Visa out. Of course it’s an overseas position.

I had a funny idea/notion today. Anyone want to marry me so I can become a US citizen? This way I don’t have to deal with the US Immigration.

Aug. 10th, 2006


Well tomorrow is the day get my temporary work document. I really don’t know what to expect. After all the bad experiences and my friends experience today there I think the place is filled with angry people. (don’t tell that to them). The first two times I was there they didn’t really help me much even though I had the lowest expectations. They didn’t even try. No help, no new information and no service. The just should call is a Center rather than their Service Center. For you non-foreigners its like the DMV but the people are 3 times a mean, 5 times less sociable and the always look down at you. Well, that’s the way I felt like the past few times I was there.

The only thing I’m really hoping for tomorrow is the fact that I get my temporary work authorization. I don’t care if I have to wait, I don’t care if people are mean, and I don’t care about anything. I just want to be able to work.

Anyways, today I took my brother to register for his classes and to get his laptop from school. We spent the afternoon trying to bypass the crazy security on his laptop. We failed… The thing has a NT Hash encrypted at over 128 bits and a password longer than 8 characters. I calculated how long it would take all of my 6 computer to calculate the password based off the hashes and it would take over 300 days to find. I know how to blank the admin password but my brother doesn’t want to do that because it shows that the password has been reset and we don’t want the school to find out.

Tried everything. SAMinside, OHPCrack, Proactive Password Auditor, and loginrecovery. They all failed or would take a crazy amount of time.

Aug. 9th, 2006


Wow I’m really bored. Right now Its 3:50 in the afternoon and I'm watching episodes of Battlestar Galactica. This morning I went to a job interview with MARC Research. I think I didn’t do too well. It was a odd formatted interview. I interviewed with 5 people over a 2 and a half hour period. People that would be my peers, bosses and a director of IT there. The last person was the overall boss of the department. I should have made a good impression but I was nervous at the end and I made great impressions with my peers rather than the bosses.

Anyways I think I'm going to do some Photoshop. Here’s what 30 minutes of a Cylon Raider looks like…

Aug. 8th, 2006

What crap...

The things I learned today.

Well something that I have learned today was not to expect too much effort from the USCIS. Today I went to the district office here in Dallas, I expected to get serviced even though I don’t have an appointment for the day. Well it turns out if you don’t have an appointment they treat you like crap and make you wait in line and do nothing for you in the end. I wish they would tell you this on your website you know. Like have a little disclaimer that they didn’t accept walk-ins in the Dallas District office; or even better put a statement on the site saying that we might be asses and not service you after you wait inline outside standing up for 3 hours! I just want a interim employment authorization document. The guy even said that they don’t do interim EADs here since this is not a service center.

Ok, I got an appointment from the infopass system and I have it for Friday morning. Hopefully then it will be a little better. When I got home I called the Nation service center and I found out that the guy there didn’t know what he was talking about. They do give out interim EADs and they do give it at the service center. What crap… Well until Friday then.

I wanted to make something photoshop today but I really don’t feel too creative.

Aug. 6th, 2006

Good news

Well I finally have good news. I did some researching this weekend and I found out if a person waits more than 90 days for a Employment Authorization Document from USCIS you can go to a local office to request a temporary one. It has just been 93 days since my original request! Tomorrow I'm going to ask for a letter from the company and get it signed, get all my papers in order, and go to the district office and get my temporary work permit. Hopefully I will start work by the end of the week. I have an appointment set for Friday morning but I'm going as soon as I get my letter from the company. Tomorrow is going to be a long day. I'll probally have to wait at the USCIS office for 4 hours since I dont have an appointment.

Jul. 31st, 2006

Depressing Day

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Jul. 30th, 2006

Lazy day

Well I didn't do much, a little movie, some Halo, programming and more photoshop, but not lots.

Throughout the day I was thinking on how I could be working tomorrow but cant because of the governemnet. I figured it out and for everyday I have my work permit delayed I would lose +/- $160 that really sucks... I really dislike my the US government.

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