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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
Taking a pride in the community
How do you encourage young people to take a pride in their community, rather than engaging is antisocial behaviour? By encouraging their inclusiveness and by providing them with facilities.
Lisa and I took a short train trip yesterday, and found ourselves at the station with eye-catching silhouettes of - well, you can see the young people's names - in an area that used to be notorious for its graffiti. I understand that the work is that of the younger kids, and their older brothers and sisters then take a sibling pride and "woe betide" anyone who tries to tamper with or deface them. Of course, allowing the station to be painted up in this way is also eye-catching, distinctive, and attractive for us more mature members of society.
Looking around further, a BMX park, plenty of fishing facilities, and we were in a town that offers an example to others. Like all towns, though, I'm sure that there are other things / areas they could learn from.
Where am I talking about? "Not telling" says I ... unless you follow this link
! (written 2009-06-14, updated 2009-06-21)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesM207 - Well House Manor - Bath and North East Somerset 
Letter Boxes - (2006-04-11) 
Pictures of Avebury, Longleat and Dyrham - (2006-08-06) 
Bath - a tourist city on our doorstep - (2006-08-29) 
Presenting Melksham - for a weekend away in Wiltshire - (2006-11-17) 
Plain Ole nice pictures - (2006-11-30) 
Gauging point at entrance to Bristols Floating Harbour - (2008-04-14) 
Comfy Chair - Floating Harbour, Bristol - (2008-04-15) 
Westonbirt Arboretum Postcode - (2008-05-31) 
Bath - Melksham - Devizes. Bus route changes, new timetable - (2008-07-26) 
Autumn - (2008-10-05) 
Claverton Pump - (2008-10-06) 
Pictures from a delegate - (2008-10-22) 
Bath Christmas Market - (2008-12-08) 
Light and dark at Green Park - (2011-04-14)
Some other Articles
Perl references - $$var and \$var notationsHow do I query a database (MySQL)?Cornerstone Cafe, MelkshamHandling nasty characters - Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl, LuaTaking a pride in the communityAlumni - revisiting and supporting the old UniversitySending awkward characters by email in PerlLoading external code into Perl from a nonstandard directoryTransforming data in Perl using lists of lists and hashes of hashesWhy sendmail one way, and pop3 the other?
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