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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
Holt on holt
First sequence: herring mackerel plaice perch whelk shark tuna whiting haddock cod sole
Second sequence: pillau dhansak bhuna biryani nan curry ceylon pathia vindaloo madras
Third sequence: sunday monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday thyme parsley tormentil tansy
Fourth sequence: avebury box corsham devizes easterton frome grafton holt iford trowbridge chippenham swindon
Have I got you guessing? These are the names of the various generations of computers I have used for Unix and Linux training
over the years. For each generation, we've used a sequence of names that relate to each other, and are not the names of people (get too confused with user accounts on an admin course!). The "fish" machines were in the First Alternative days, then we had the Indian Cuisine, days of the week [Linux] and herbs [Windows] and now the local places.
A memorable course I gave in 1998 (or so) to a company in Swindon ... and I had Ms Herring and Mr Whiting on my course, and machines with their names also on the course. Bit of an co-incidence. And hadn't happened again in years.
"What's the name of your machine" I asked my delegates this morning to find out who was who on the network. "I don't know" says one delegate "but it's got my name on this one. How did you know I would choose this seat". It turns out that Richard Holt [name published with permission] is seated at holt ... and I find it a second curiosity that he's also with a Swindon based company. (written 2008-09-29, updated 2008-09-30)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesG303 - Well House Consultants - During the course 
Dress Code - (2004-09-20) 
Course Picture - (2005-04-09) 
The evening after the course - (2005-06-09) 
A Stengthening day - (2005-10-04) 
Features and Benefits - (2006-01-20) 
Training Centre Pictures - (2006-03-09) 
Architectural Heritage - Devizes - (2006-04-04) 
Longer hours and better value courses - (2007-01-15) 
Ensuring that our tutor answers YOUR questions - (2007-06-25) 
One computer per delegate, or pair programming? - (2007-09-23) 
The Learning Perl crew, October 2007 - (2007-11-03) 
Interactive training, and advancing techniques further - (2007-12-05) 
Effective Java training - the bootcamp approach - (2007-12-09) 
Training Classes in other tongues - (2009-08-10) 
Training comparison to QA Training, Learning Tree, GB Direct. - (2010-01-02) 
C / C++ Course Lunch - sitting out at the West End - (2011-04-07) 
Learning about how to help people learning - and retaining - (2012-01-21) 
Fine evening, country walk from Melksham - pictures - (2012-06-21) 
Using your own laptop on our courses - now even easier! - (2013-07-05) 
Well House Consultants - Python courses / what's special. - (2015-10-28)
Some other Articles
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