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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
FSB, EGM, AGM.
Well that was a VERY odd evening ... an Extraordinary General Meeting (in deed as well as in title) of the local FSB Branch, followed by the delayed AGM at which a committee was elected.
"No Comment" on events - except to say it was eventful; I've never been at a meeting quite like it though others have come quite close. Really I just don't have the time to do as many things as I would like and, though I have good friends there, I'm relieved to not be going forward as a committee member.
Home at 11 p.m. to Moderation issues on the Coffeeshop
, following up on emails from [name dropping removed but very well known names in these parts] and preparing to leave for a trade show in London first thing in the morning.
Oh - of course I can't resist just the odd comment. The EGM chewed things over but really didn't resolve the issues. The AGM elected a strong committee which, if it is allowed to function fully in all quarters
, will bring the branch a renewed strength and I wish them good luck.
Marion Mortimer, in giving a chairman's report on the time before the problems started, commented on my "train campaign" with compliments. I also compliment Marion on her support for the campaign, including joining a train at Melksham before 6 in the morning. I hope she'll be able to join us again at about 20 past 8 on the morning of 8th December 2008 - and not just to watch an empty platform as it is at that time at the moment.
Update - November 2009
. This article has recently been brought to my attention as being potentially biased, incomplete or in error. I am happy to make necessary additions to complete the story or reflect other views, and to correct any error of fact. See here
(written 2008-02-18, updated 2009-11-29)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesZ401 - Federation of Small Businesses 
Wiltshire - multicultural community - (2007-02-13) 
Train and business balls all in the air! - (2007-03-02) 
B-2-B Networking, 20th April. Useful for YOUR business? - (2007-04-03) 
Speed Networking - a great evening and how we arranged it - (2007-04-21) 
An oddball day. Strange experiences! - (2007-06-27) 
Is this how to run a business for businesses? - (2007-06-27) 
West Wilts Show - (2007-07-26) 
An update on the West Wilts show ... - (2007-07-30) 
A wasted evening? - (2007-08-01) 
FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) Western Region - (2007-09-13) 
FSB leaves its members feeling like mushrooms - (2007-12-20) 
Summer Ball at Bowood - Saturday 12th July 2008 - (2008-01-19) 
Keeping staff up to date on hotel room status - (2008-01-22) 
The old sayings are the best (FSB) - (2008-05-26) 
FSB - an update. - (2008-10-07) 
Volunteer v Employee - a skewed balance? (FSB) - (2008-10-25) 
Melksham Chamber of Commerce, or the FSB - (2008-11-12) 
Getting hold of the wrong end of the stick - (2008-12-12) 
Blogging accuracy - open invitation for any corrections - (2009-11-29) 
An update on legal changes from the FSB? - (2009-12-03) 
Coincidence, or Conspiracy - a wrong email address - (2010-11-06) 
Melksham Campus - any last minute inputs from Melksham businesses? - (2011-03-26) 
Networking - North and West Wilts FSB Style - (2011-11-15)
Some other Articles
Hotelympia - show report - the lighter sideNew bathing idea for hotels from HotelympiaThe geometry of East LondonLetting new visitors know we provide training coursesFSB, EGM, AGM.Learning Object Oriented Principles (and perhaps Java)Are nasty programs looking for security holes on your server?Colour, Composition or ContentChinese New YearA forum is not always the best vehicle
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