For 2021 - online Python 3 training - see ((here)).
Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.
Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python 2, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc.
Ken Palm, iTime, and Domain Name Tasting
Have you come across "domain name tasting" - try before you buy from ICANN. It is the practice of registering a domain name (and placing pay-per-click ads on it for a few days) to gauge whether the ads will make more than the annual cost of the domain. Read more about it here (link opens in separate window)
. Apparently, "domain name tasting" has developed from a five day grace period on domain registration which allows people to turn in domains that they have registered by mistake.
How did I come across Domain Name Tasting? From researching a Ken Palm of i-Time Marketing, Falcon, Colorado ... or of flkdomaindiscovery.com or of thepreferredurl.com or of Davenport, Iowa.
Ken wrote to me on Monday, offering to sell me phpquiz.com for $557.
He wrote to me on Tuesday, with something he had forgotten to mention.
On Thursday, he sent me a reminder and a nice link I could buy through.
Saturday, and he tells me about a limited period discount he's offering.
And on Sunday he writes "Make me an offer" ...
I don't actually want
to register phpquiz.com - we already have www.phpquiz.co.uk
, but something in Ken's emails - his extravagant claims for the domain - made me have a look into him and I discovered what appears to be a "scam", where he tastes a domain for a few days, during which time he tries to sell it to interested parties in exactly
the way he has tried to sell to us. I understand that if you are REALLY interested in a domain that Ken Palm is looking to sell, are willing to take a very slight risk and wait a few days for him to return it, you'll be able to register it for $10 or so
. I learned that from here
- shortly after writing this entry, I was contacted by David Harper, who has also had a similar set of emails from Ken Palm. David has written a far more detailed account here
which will fill you in on this scam in much more detail - David, thank you for letting me know about your page (and thanks for the link too ;-) ) (written 2008-08-25, updated 2008-09-04)
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) 
Tratum Technologies - (2007-08-21) 
Google, wwmdirectory, Freshwater, ATP - new scam? - (2007-09-09) 
Astroturfing - the online definition - (2008-06-17) 
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
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