Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2007-06-21 16:15
"The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom."
I particularly like the Shark one.
Posted by ats at 2007-06-21 14:04
This is the report that made the news recently about silly reasons for UK entry visas being refused.
It's quite interesting reading. I get the impression that I'd like the author:
""You have sought to falsely enhance your financial circumstances" appeared in a number of Refusal Notices from a variety of places. Not only do I wince at the split infinitive, but the Entry Clearance Officer needs firm evidence to make such a firm statement."
The report isn't nearly as damning as the press made it out to be -- it's pretty clear that visas are processed by a huge number of offices all around the world, and most of them do an excellent job.
... although the list of bureaucratese to be avoided on page 35 is quite entertaining.
"The documents appear to emanate from your daughter."