Friday, November 28, 2008

I suck at math

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No stress

No blog posts? No stress!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I never left the States?

What happens if the green Departure Record is still in your passport when you return home from the US? Well then you have never been registered as leaving the country! This may not sound as a problem to you, but since the normal visa allows visitors to stay for a maximum of three months, not registering your leave means that after three months you have exceeded the maximum stay, and may face serious trouble next time you want to apply for a US visa!

The good news is, that if you did not need a special visa in the first place, e.g. if you are from EU, and you left by scheduled flight, your passport number was registered with your boarding pass, so it is easy to show that you did indeed leave the US before the end of the three months.

Read more at the US Customs Border Protection

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Saturday, November 08, 2008


Kids have their own priorities, especially nerdy kids...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Parkside on Ellery

Last week I was in Boston for a conference, and I stayed at an excellent Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge. Parkside on Ellery is located off the beaten track, in a residential area, at walking distance to Harvard Square and Harvard University. For transport you can either take the subway from Harvard Square, or, on weekdays, the bus line 68 on the corner will take you straight down to the centre of town. The place is quiet and the rooms are homely and comfy.

If you ever go there, please send my regards to David, your host. He is very hospitable and gave me lots of helpful local advice during my stay.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Congratulations to all Americans

To all Americans,
I would like to use this historic opportunity to congratulate you with your new president. You made the right choice. Now all you have to do is stand by your choice and support the government initiatives to bring the US back on track again. I believe you can do it and now is your big chance.

Best wishes,

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