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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
A long work day yesterday ... and we ended up getting a takeaway from "Tricia's Plaice" - our favourite chippie in Melksham. It's in an obscure suburb (can a town with an 18000 population have suburbs??) and I had to wait while they cooked fresh cod; I guess that they don't want to have too much stock lying around cooked at 9pm on a Tuesday.
Portions are always good, and I really don't mind the wait - I could always have phoned in the order if I wasn't prepared for it. But I'm always slightly amused to see that when they keep you waiting (a) they apologise for the wait [good business practice there, Tricia], and (b) the size of the portions of chips increases in proportion to the time taken. (written 2005-01-12, updated 2006-06-05)
|Cait:||We had fish and chips last night too!|
If you have a local fish shop that does really good fish and chips, count yourself very lucky! Our little village has two chippies, both serve Chinese and surprisingly enough, the chips and fish taste of spring rolls.
We drive to another village about fifteen minutes away for our fish and chips. A traditional little chippy, where you wait for your fresh fish too. Beats the heck out of spring roll flavoured variety though! ;)
(comment added 2005-01-12 09:18:03)
|David Corking:||Graham, I am a newcomer to Melksham area, and Tricia's Plaice fast became our favourite chippy too. Portions are generous, and the whole family loves the taste of those gorgeous chips!|
(comment added 2005-01-21 14:34:19)
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