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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.
Views of Wessex

Melksham Oak Community School near completion - the signs are up, and the oak tree itself is looking somewhat more pretty with spring leaves. More pictures [here].


Where is this magnificent building? Is it Rome or Athens, perhaps? No - it's the old Court House in Devizes and, regrettably, it's in a very poor way. More pictures [here].


Although the weekend has been dull so far, there's a magnificent green-ness about West Woods - the bluebell woods near Lockeridge off the old A4. See pictures [here].


And on Friday, I was invited to the meeting of the Heart of Wessex Community Rail Partnership and took a few pictures of Pen Mill Station in Yeovil - [here].


For the past several weeks, I have been training and writing up Open Source programming material 7 days a week - so here's a wider view and some pictures taken on Friday and over the weekend.




I find myself in the extraordinary position this Monday morning of not knowing whether I'm training or not today. "Surely not on a Bank Holiday" you may ask, and so I would have thought. However ... an urgent requirement came up, and the (probable / possible) customer said could make today; I'm committed from Wednesday on for several weeks, so "Monday it is". But having made the provisional booking, and been re-assured that "the order is on its way", the order didn't arrive. And a chaser email on Friday went unanswered.

What should I do? Well - I've planned this as a working day now, and I have plenty else to do if we have a "no show", or if the customer turns up without a purchase order or other form of payment. If there's no order, then I'm going to take a deep breath and say "no training"; if you think that's uncaring and I should look for an alternative way, yes - I feel it is. But - I'm caught between a rock and a hard place on this one. The organization from which the guy may turn up is a big local one, with whom we've (uniquely amongst our customers) had repeated problems of this sort in the past, and I really don't want to take on a debt that in all probability would need strong chasing when it goes overdue - we have far better things to do that have this extra paperwork and the emotional stress it brings.

(written 2010-05-03, updated 2010-05-04)

 
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