A long week, a late night, and so much to write...

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Well, let me see... it's been interesting times the past couple of days, which has left me precious little time to write about what's actually been going on with my day to day life lately.

First off, early last week Alphonse Elric, Lyssa's primary machine and workstation at home packed it in. One moment he was cunching merrily away, the next utterly locked up. No amount of rebooting or jiggling was able to bring him back online, though we did notice that the components inside of his silver chassis (as well as the exhaust fans and chassis itself) were horribly …

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Quota of H1-B visas for 2007 exhausted!

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On the second of April the United States government opened the Immigration and Naturalization Service's offices for applicants of H1-B visas to apply to enter the United States to work in the tech industry. They can only accept about 150,000 applications for this particular visa every year, which allows skilled tech workers to live in the United States for up to six years while working in their fields of expertise.

Every single application slot was filled within twenty-four hours.