As most of you know, the CEAC data I have been extracting over the last couple of years has provided enormous insight into the workings of the DV lottery program. It also allowed us to see the progress in each year to understand how many visas were issued/refused and so on. All that was possible because the CEAC data was available in a website one case at a time. There was no feature in place to restrict access to the page and it was possible to run a robot script against the web page to grab the data one case at a time, writing the results to a file.
However, I am sad to say that the government have now implemented a “CAPTCHA” step in that page – designed to ensure that anyone accessing that page is a human and can only get details for one case before the CAPTCHA needs to be re-entered. Whilst there are programming methods to defeat these CAPTCHA challenges (some of which rely on having humans solving the captcha), for the time being it seems I will not be able to provide the CEAC data.
April 24, 2016 at 07:34
Hi brit sir when i fill first dv form my wife was going to deliver baby . So I submit mine and wife details. And then i was selected. Later on i got baby and i include in DS260 form. Is there any problem in my interview.
April 24, 2016 at 17:03
May 26, 2016 at 08:53
hello sir … i would like to ask something that make me crazy
our interview was on 22th may but status still (Ready) till now with everyday update with same status in spite of good interview that we made without any problem …
what your explaination of our situation
thank you alot
May 26, 2016 at 13:47
4 days waiting has made you crazy?????
My explanation is that you are not very patient.