Saturday, April 15, 2006

Lights, camera, ACTION!

Err...At least action sans lights and camera. The first Notice of Action (NOA1) just arrived in my mailbox Saturday (15-April-2006) from the USCIS. Its a notice that says that the paperwork that was submitted has been received and will be forwarded to the NVC (National Visa Center). This is the first step in a long journey forward for Rizza and the kids coming to the US. It kinda suprised me that that the notice arrived so quickly. The paperwork was just sent in on the 7th of April. Hopefully the rest of the process goes as quickly and smoothly as this part.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Slip, slide, and away...

Somebody in one of the forums I follow posted a series of photos using a site called slide ( Its kinda neat in that you can have it set up a slide ticker based off of any RSS feed. It will scroll whatever photos it finds across a browser with typical tape-deck controls. I did a little test with Flickr just to see how it worked. It looks like that pulls the newest 10 photos from the site. It can also store photos locally as well. However, the slide show feature Flickr offers directly has a few more bells and whistles that make it a bit nicer. One nifty feature that the Flickr variant has is that you can click on the current picture in order to stop the show and get details on a given photo which is kinda nice. I need to update quite a few photo descriptions to reflect the content of the pictures I've got posted, but other than that it looks good. I've added a link for the show over to the left.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Good news and good photos...

The paperwork for bringing Rizza and the kids to the US has been sent in. Ray got the last bits on Friday, 07-April-2006 and sent those to the USCIS. We should hear back from them in the next few weeks that they received the paperwork.

Rizza also sent me some pictures from ate Sam's graduation. I've got those online now. I am so proud of Sam.