For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Lisa writes: "Suresh from Tratum Technologies phoned; he is interested in a technical partnership. 07977 487 214. Please call him back.
I reply: "Hmm. Have done.
I got an answerphone message after a long ringout and left a message inviting him to email me. So that was followed a few seconds later by a callback ("I just missed a call from this number".)
Suresh's idea of a "technical partnership" is that his company writes software offshore for us in a country where labour is cheaper so that we don't actually have to employ programmers to cover our peaks and troughs .... much more of a cold sales call that a partnership if you ask me. I suggested that to make it truely a partnership, he should also consider using our services to have his people trained, but he seemed strangley disinterested in the idea.
When I suggested that his call was misleading - that this was really just a sales call - he sheepishly admitted it. Once I asked him for his credit card details so that I could charge him for our wasted time, he told me he had a call coming in on another line and hung up to take it."
We get a lot of telephone calls trying to sell us things and Lisa is excellent at weeding them out - but just occasionally one is sufficiently obscured for it to get through the net. We're in a business where companies we cooperate with and companies we compete with can be very hard to differentiate, so it pays to err on the side of safety occasionally and follow up on some questionable calls. But congratulations to Suresh from Tratum Technologies for getting me to return his offshore outsourcing misleading sales call! (written 2007-08-21)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesG910 - Well House Consultants - Scams 
Domain Registry of America - (2004-10-07) 
Calling a spade a spade - (2005-01-15) 
Frightening and from-friend viruses and spams - (2005-06-14) 
Warning - false emails, said to be from Paypal - (2006-09-09) 
Google, wwmdirectory, Freshwater, ATP - new scam? - (2007-09-09) 
Astroturfing - the online definition - (2008-06-17) 
Ken Palm, iTime, and Domain Name Tasting - (2008-08-25) 
What have iTime, honeytrapagency and domain listing center got in common? - (2008-09-12) 
Translation from Ghanaian to English - (2009-08-23) 
Hotel Booking Scam / Cost of calls to 070 numbers - (2009-09-12) 
An update on legal changes from the FSB? - (2009-12-03) 
The World Company Register - is it another scam? - (2010-03-23) 
Global Computer Maintenance Department - (2010-07-29) 
Not mugged in London! - (2010-10-08) 
Clickjacking - another way to get you to follow a malicious link - Facebook issue - (2011-03-29) 
Pay and refund scam - alive and kicking against Melksham businesses - (2011-05-16) 
Direct Message: Really horrible blog about you ... a clever phishing trip, said to be from an MP - (2011-10-14) 
Youve Been Selected for the 2012 Edition of the Global Registry - (2012-09-16) 
A booking that looks too good to be true? It probably is too good to be true! - (2015-01-05) 
Pressure selling in the fire safety business - (2016-02-19)
Some other Articles
2008 course schedule - Perl, Python, PHP, Linux, Java Deployment, Ruby and moreFiltering and altering Perl lists with grep and mapTwo years of campaigning for a train serviceBusiness travel by train in the USATratum TechnologiesSome one line Perl tips and techniquesWhat do people look for on a hotel web site?Callbacks - a more complex code sandwichDates for Easter - 2008 to 2015Good to be home
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