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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.
Hotlinked images onto adult material sites

Looking through my web server logs earlier this week, I was surprised to see a considerable number of downloads of our images from sites that I had never heard of, and exploring those sites I found that they display - how shall I put it - material that we do not want to associate with. Our images - along with many, many others, are being (ab)used to provide a veil or respectability and to pump up link counts.

So I have updated our image system - and if these sites call up images from us as part of their content in the future, they'll simply be displaying this rather boring panel which I hope shows a degree of dis-assosiation and disapproval. I note that some of the big image sites have taken a similar action!


I found it very interesting, though, to see which pictures were being hotlinked from us (in contravention of copyright, it should be noted!) ... here are the most visited ones for the last two days.

Our Dog Gypsy

A display of food at a hotel exxhibition in London

Atherstone, in the West Midlands

Heaven's Gate, Longleat

View from Portland to Weymouth and the Chesil Beach


In spite of my discouraging this particular use of our images, I am very happy for them to be used quite widely with prior permission - see [here] for full details.




Technical note for anyone else who is looking to suppress use of their images on sites like dearcomputer and prarllolitas - our images are all served from a MySQL database and I have modified the script to replace the normal image with the "forbidden" one if the referrer site name includes these strings. If your iamges are served directly through the Apache http server, you could also use mod_rewrite to redirect the requests to your chosen replacement image.
(written 2010-07-23, updated 2010-07-30)

 
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