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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
Answering a question with a question
I have a target of giving a good answer to 90% of questions that I am asked in email within 48 hours of receiveing the question, and on a first response ... but just occasionally, we have to accept that we have to ask supplimentary questions. Here are two that have pulled my average down so far this week:
As part of our GCSE ICT course we have to make E-Cards. In these E-cards we have to put photos in. As a result of this I have chosen a picture off of your website and I need permission for it to go on my coursework. Could you please reply back saying if I can/cannot use this?
A: Please tell me which photo you're interested in usingi
. Most of them are © Well House Consultants and I can grant permission as described here
, but a few are other people's pictures that we host, and I'll have to refer you to them for permission.
I would like to attend C++, C#, Java courses at your training center. Could You please provide me with the necessary information regarding the mentioned courses?
We run a whole series of different C and C++
courses ... but I need to know a little bit more before I can send you information about the right course. To start with, can you tell me if you have ever programmed before, and if so in what language
... (written 2009-04-01, updated 2012-11-04)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesZ900 - The rest 
How much does fuel cost for an airline flight? - (2004-08-09) 
London - Most expensive city?? - (2004-08-14) 
two plus two equals seven - (2004-08-21) 
Birth Notice - (2004-09-23) 
What makes a professional photographer? - (2004-10-23) 
Life is frail - (2004-10-26) 
Far from the sea, but close to the heart - (2004-11-01) 
Recent technical articles - (2004-12-10) 
A pleasure to train - (2005-01-05) 
Calling a spade a spade - (2005-01-15) 
Futility of war? - (2005-02-13) 
See 8 but buy 6. See 6 but you can buy 8. - (2005-04-10) 
Why are maps rarely to scale? - (2006-04-10) 
As I walked in to Oxford - (2006-04-26) 
A bad place for security firms - (2006-07-21) 
Not proud to be British - (2006-10-26) 
Canal through Melksham - the options and issues - (2010-06-13) 
Extended Weekend - but not a quiet one! - (2013-10-07) 
Looking ahead on the blog - (2015-09-25)
Some other Articles
Choosing a railway station fairly in PHPWhy do we delay new forum members through authorisation?Finding your java program - the CLASSPATH variableWhich Version of Java am I running?Answering a question with a questionWhatever next ... the joys of being an employerBusiness Networking for Melksham - 23rd AprilMySQL - looking for records in one table that do NOT correspond to records in another tableWhy most training fails ...Funny Amusing, Funny Amazing and The Smarts
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