Monday, December 28, 2009

Am Still Under Christmas Attack

I'm starting to recover from my sickening Christmas holidays. On December 24th 2009, my computer was infected with a rogue malicious software / virus called "Internet Security 2010" with a file "is2010.exe" sticking on the program file folder in my computer's C drive that I couldn't delete, I couldn't remove, and I couldn't clean up no matter what I did, or what anit-virus cleanup program I used. On the same night, I guess I ate some contaminated Chinese food from a Chinese restaurant, that I got a really bad case of food poisoning. I had chronic stomach and tummy pain that I felt like I was dying. After rolling on my bed in pain and in tears, several rounds of vomiting, and almost suffocation from my nausea, I finally pulled it through. Today, I'm feeling much better, no nausea, no more vomiting , although I still have stomach and tummy pain that are now tolerable.

Both my computer and I were seriously infected during this Christmas weekend. What a way to spend Christmas in the USA!

By the way, does anyone out there know how to remove this virus file "is2010.exe" from the computer? This computer virus is frustrating me a great deal, not even the Window Defender or Microsoft's Internet Security Essential was able to detect it as a malicious software/virus, and neither one can remove it. I try deleting the file manualling, but the computer just won't let me. It says , "can't delect file that is currently being run". God, please help me, I need a techie hubby, send him to me, please!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Green Gard Lottery

It just hit me this morning that it was about the time of the year I should send in my entry for the annual Green Card Lottery. Unfortunately, I'm a few days too late. The entry of the lottery had been closed on November 30, 2009. To learn more about this lottery, click here.

This year tens of thousands of greencards are issued to prior year's greencard lottery winners. This is the allotment per region. Since I am from Hong Kong, we are alloted 49 greencards out of the following total:

17,800 ( doesn't include the following African countries which are given their own quotas as follow:)
Egypt: 9,100Ethiopia: 9,000Nigeria: 10,400

8,250 (most of these greencards go to Bangladesh 6001, Iran 2773, versus Hong Kong 49... and none for Mainland China)

12,400 (mostly go to Albania 2311, Turkey 2826, Armenia 1332, etc. etc...)




I don't know who comes up with the above allotment and decides how many greencards each country should be given from the lottery. It's supposed to be an immigration program that makes America more diversified. So what do you think about this immigration policy? Do you think it is beneficial to America's interests? Do you think it's fair?