Tuesday, 10 July 2012

London Street Scene

Another cropping of a scan.
I really should be doing them at higher resolution but I kind of like the effect. This is Lombard street in the City. Probably lugging around gold or something. 

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Boy in the photograph

Take another look at the boy in the foreground. The following text explains a little more about him. Surprised? I was:
"Little Mic-Mac Gosling," as the boy with the pitcher is familiarly called by all in his extended circle of friends and acquaintances, is seventeen years old, though he only reaches the height of three feet ten inches. He is, in fact, so small, and, at the same time, so intelligent for his size, that he once held an excellent situation as a lady's page; but I presume he is now getting too old for such an office. His bare feet, I should add, are not necessarily symptoms of poverty; for, as a sailor, and during a long voyage to South Africa, he learnt to dispense with boots and shoes while on deck.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Social media guidance for civil servants

The 29 page report was far too much to enjoy reading but it seems comprehensive enough and the above options made me chuckle a bit. They are options for:
'Tackling the infrastructure issues that can inhibit access to the internet and social media channels'.
Top tip that one about their legacy IE6 and IE7 installations. Truly modern Government running a legacy Civil Service. oO