Work update: I spent my first two weeks here completing the training program for IPS and wondering if I was ever going to get assigned to a project. On Wednesday, one of the managers sent out an email asking if anyone could help him with some HTML for a client's mock-up site for a couple of hours. My officemate, Anatoly, and I volunteered and it turned out he had more like 24 hours-worth of work to do so we spent the next two days helping him out. It was good to have something productive to do but I still don't have a permanent project.