Wednesday, 20 August 2014

OVERVIEW - Latha Sesame

// ** NEWTON CITY CARE: 08-August-2086 ** //
// ** Classified Partition: Infrared/Noise **//

Centralized Government - Matriculation Report
D.O.B.: 04-September-2067 (est.)

Time in City Care: 19 years, 4 months, 18 days
Academic Overview: 64/81/C (inadequate)
Current Residence: Taylor Youth Center
Matriculation Reviewer: VENTRISS, VALERIE P - Taylor Center Admin

Dear Latha,

We hope that you have enjoyed your stay at the Taylor Youth Center. According to our records, you first came to the city in 2067 with a refugee intake from the conflict in South Asia. We are proud to have opened our arms to so many disadvantaged youth, and are glad that you were fortunate enough to have been raised in an atmosphere of safety and social responsibility provided by the City of Newton. The care of the city can, however, only last for so long.

That is not to say that you won't be receiving our support, though. As you now approach your 20th birthday, it is time to make preparations to move into the world of adulthood, and we understand that this can be a challenging change of paradigm. The City of Newton feels that homelessness is an avoidable social ill, and until you are in employment and capable of self-support, you will be provided accommodation in state-sponsored housing.

We wish you luck, and hope that you find that special niche in the city just for you!

Valerie Ventriss
Residential Care Manager
Taylor Youth Center



Who? Oh, Latha, that one...uh...I'll be honest, she's spent so much time in the Trance, I haven't really spoken to her very much since she was about...thirteen? She wasn't bad, she certainly won't be joining any gangs when she leaves Taylor, but you're going to have a hell of a time prying her out of that apartment you're giving her. It's not like she's stupid either, just real lazy, always got her head stuck in the Trance. Honest opinion? The city's got another thrall to look after, and CEL are probably going to find her desiccated body in her apartment in five or six years' time...what? Don't look at me like that, it’s what happens, the way they baby them these days. Just send her the message.

Specialised monitoring to remain in place, though adjustments will need to be made now that subject no longer remains directly in city care. DO NOT provide targeted impetus for employment acquisition, perform broad erasure of net-footprint.
- Not going to be easy, this girl’s all over the net. Social engineering patterns have helped to ensure limited personal contact however, making most of the markers to address digital.

Monday, 11 August 2014

OVERVIEW - Dr Charles Regis

// ** CEL PERSONNEL REPORT: 06-June-2087 ** //
// ** Classified Partition: Blue-Special **//

Centralized Government - Staff Evaluation
D.O.B.: 02-September-2038

Update since Last Review (06-May-2087)
Operations - Active: 1
Operations - Resolved: 16
Complaints logged: 6 (2 internal, 4 public)

It would be an inaccurate and woefully understated view to call Dr Regis an unconventional case officer. His approach to work, involving a great deal of practical casework and the avoidance of perceived "dependence" upon newer investigative technologies available has been a continued source of friction with colleagues within CEL. The other major source of such has been, and remains, his attitude towards interpersonal contact. Rejecting otherwise friendly interaction (+/-11% Social Wellness Index) with other case officers, Dr Regis has a single-minded determination when it comes to his work, at the expense of most other areas.

One of few exceptions remains Dr Lao, who is apparently not only tolerating his work ethic, but has managed to improve her own output ratio through uptake of Regis' unorthodox approaches. Though it is possible to coach colleagues for adjustment to Regis' behaviour on cultural sensitivity grounds, his interactions with the public in the past month may be cause for concern. He is reported to have called an intransigent witness a "Lousy, [CENSORED]ing piece of [CENSORED]", and while not directly making any threats to citizens, these may have been inferred from follow-on statements. It must be taken into account that a successful outcome was eventually achieved, though this approach must not be condoned or encouraged among other case officers.

While this would initially appear troubling, prolonged research into his behaviour has found it inextricably linked to his turnover of successfully-resolved investigations. Previous attempts at corrective attitude adjustment have led to a correlated decrease in performance. His recreational activities outside of CEL, involving [REDACTED - E. Vargas, C:CG] are perhaps going some way towards ensuring overall stability, despite an attitude that may otherwise suggest that intervention were required. As such, it appears more prudent at this stage to keep him assigned with case officers with whom his methods do not generate undue conflict. A course of low-impact social-wellness treatment may be advised however, perhaps involving Dr Lao.

Recommendation to Sector Allocation, Emergency Logistics:
- No disciplinary action
- Schedule meeting with social wellness coordinator [OVERRULED - E. Vargas, C:CG]
- E-mail regarding defacement of cameras (repeated)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

To protect and server

Hey! Hey! Hey! Guess what section of the game this scene's from?

No, that's a silly answer, why would you even think that? It's the [i]last[/i] section...well, second-last, but I've already made the final one. So...uh...yeah, give me a couple more weeks, and there's going to be a game playable from start to finish! Minor interruption in my productivity for getting married and stuff, but I shall endeavour not to let such trifling matters stand in the way of [b]computer games![/b]