Retiring, March 2020 - sorry, you have missed our final public course.
The Coronavirus situation has lead us to suspend public training - which was on the cards anyway, with no plans to resume
Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc
Happily continuing private consultancy / programming work
What a shock
You have probably seen the last pictures on this site ... taken with the digital camera I have been using for a couple of years. It was water resistant, contents-of-pocket resistant, and said to be shock resistant - but it turned out not be shock resistant enough for me - a clumsy oaf who managed to shut it into
Lisa's car door in Chippenham on Saturday evening. It now has a screen where I can see the left of the picture I'm taking but not the right, and where I have to guess at some of the menus. That I managed to do this half acceptably is shown by the pictures of Bathampton and Claverton Pump that have appeared here in the last few days.
"Get it fixed" is my first thought. Where other people have a mobile phone that becomes a very part of them, so was that camera to me. I have to watch how strongly I word the bond, as Lisa could end up thinking I have fonder words for the camera thaN I do for her (Lisa - if you're reading this - it is said tongue in cheek!). But the cost of fixing it would have been almost as much as (or perhaps more than) the new camera cost, and perhaps technology had moved on. Deep breath, I hadn't intended to get a new camera ... but it's new camera time!
So I'm back to learning a new camera now ... and you'll have to forgive me while I practise and post up a few trial and test photos ... here are some taken in the early days of this week.
The Town Hall at Melksham, with autumn flowers on the roundabout
This is the road works season in Melksham, and Bank Street is close once again!
Well House Manor early this morning, with bright sunlight on the front of the building.
Here's an interbal picture - our bedroom 3.
And here's my first picture with the new camera of delegates on a course.
I must admit that the new camera is a (10 Mpixel) development from the old one, so that although there are some things I need to get used to / learn into, it's much the same and I should be up and running again quite quickly. (written 2008-10-08)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesG913 - Well House Consultants - Hardware and Devices 
Setting up your MacBook Air as a mobile broadband router - (2013-07-07) 
Want to learn iPad and iPhone programming? Come along and learn with me for free. - (2012-01-28) 
Away to train - but still around by video for Melksham meetings - (2011-09-25) 
Change of balance, of attitude, and of work method - (2010-11-30) 
MacBook Air - hardware and system review - (2010-11-17) 
Web page to telephone calls / links using an iPhone - (2010-03-08) 
Camera to record where a picture was taken - (2009-05-18) 
Effect on server when memory runs out and swapping starts - (2009-02-26) 
Huawei D100 Wireless Router - Mobile Internet - (2009-02-10) 
Load Balancing - Hardware or Software? - (2009-01-15) 
Latercomer to the technology - (2007-07-29) 
Hostnames spring forward - (2006-03-02)
Some other Articles
Text formating for HTML, with PHPCaen Hill and Olivers CastleDont bother to write a Perl programPerl - map to process every member of a list (array)What a shockPerl - Subs, Chop v Chomp, => v ,Question Mark - Colon operator (Perl and PHP)Which is your best hotel room?FSB - an update.Claverton Pump
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