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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.
01225 707126 to 01225 344596 to 01225 899360 - Well House Fax

Times change. Phone calls using conventional systems get fewer.

Bookings for hotel rooms are routinely made on line (to make a reservation, start by clicking on your arrival date [here]. Bookings for courses are usually instigated through an email inquiry [link], or via one of our enquiry pages [here].

So the trusty system than we purchased ten years ago gets less use. And it also gets to be less appropriate to our needs; we're no longer "single location", and we need to be reachable wherever we are, "whenever". I need to be able to take the occasional call even when walking the dog. It also gets expensive to run - costs of newer systems of connectivity are significantly lower and they offer extra flexibility, and it's time to move away from the ISDN system.

Problem is - it's proven to be surprisingly hard. We want to retain some of our numbers and transfer them to different lines - but it feels as if BT have been putting every possible hurdle in our way. This would be a very long blog article indeed if I were to describe all the phonecalls I have made, promises that have been broken, tunes I have heard while waiting in queues, option systems of menus that seem to loop on themselves. Of course, it is very much in the interest of the incumbent with the legacy system to rake as much money from us as they can, while they can.

Cutting a long (and too negative) story short ... we've revisited line arrangements, and our fax machine is now on 01225 899360. And I think it will remain there (finger crossed!). The line comes into a computer rather than a conventional fax machine - it is automatically printed, but it also gets forwarded by email. Faxes aren't common these days - but we still need the facility - and we have found that people tend to ask / look up the number if they need it, so there's no huge need to try to retain the "707126" or "344596" either.

Oh - I may rant and rave about how long some of these transfers took. Changing virtually all the pages across a number of web sites took me just ten minutes; that's the beauty and the power of templated "MVC" type systems. And if I'm starting to loose you in the Jargon, perhaps I can interest you in a PHP Course.
(written 2010-08-26)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
G211 - Well House Consultants - The story of our Georgian HQ and Edwardian Hotel
  [118] History around you - (2004-11-15)
  [174] Contrast - the storm and the calm. - (2005-01-10)
  [719] Gardens, Well House Consultants HQ - (2006-05-13)
  [811] Melksham in Bloom - (2006-07-22)
  [830] Butterflies in a Wiltshire garden - (2006-08-12)
  [1126] MacFormat - Me and My Mac - (2007-03-31)
  [1443] Christmas is coming very early - (2007-11-24)
  [2158] On the roof of a Melksham Spa House - (2009-05-05)
  [2350] Ten years in Melksham - looking forward to ten more. - (2009-08-11)
  [2548] Ten years ago, we moved to Melksham Spa - (2009-12-24)
  [2565] Bright day, snowy day - (2010-01-06)
  [2962] Well House Manor - the history of the hotel - (2010-09-20)
  [2987] Memorial to a day in 1999 - (2010-10-06)
  [3847] The Accidental Hotelier - (2012-08-24)
  [3864] Guest Guide for Well House Manor and Melksham - (2012-09-18)
  [4139] Out of doors (mostly) at Well House in Melksham - (2013-07-12)
  [4751] Final day of training at Well House Manor - Python, Lua, Tcl and C/C++ continue at The Spa, Melksham - (2017-06-30)

G204 - Well House Consultants - Equipment and facilities
  [432] New print centre for our manuals - (2005-09-01)
  [450] Wheelchair access - can do! - (2005-09-25)
  [452] Is enough enough? - (2005-09-27)
  [460] New Network - (2005-10-10)
  [1089] Playing old games - (2007-02-22)
  [1363] One computer per delegate, or pair programming? - (2007-09-23)
  [1364] Korn shell course - resources - (2007-09-24)
  [1415] Better technology makes for longer commutes? - (2007-10-29)
  [1488] New trainee laptop fleet for our Open Source courses - (2007-12-30)
  [1701] Training Course and Business Conference Technology - (2008-07-07)
  [2032] Mobile Internet - an alternative to hotel WiFi - (2009-02-09)
  [2222] A (biased?) comparison of PHP courses in the UK - (2009-06-07)
  [2370] C++, Python, and other training - do we use an IDE - (2009-08-21)
  [2795] Simon says - (2010-06-05)
  [2810] A course review - for the tutor to complete - (2010-06-14)
  [2850] Fresh Paint for course presentation - including C++ - (2010-07-03)
  [3109] A weighty decision - (2010-12-26)
  [3130] New Computers for delegates to use - (2011-01-13)
  [3137] Training Classes - should the training company provide a system for each delegate to use? - (2011-01-18)
  [3174] Sharing a single hotel internet connection without carrying extra hardware - (2011-02-18)
  [3196] No news is good news. - (2011-03-07)
  [3310] How fast is your Internet access? Do you need something faster for your business or home? - (2011-05-29)
  [3489] Python courses and Private courses - gently updating our product to keep it ahead of the game - (2011-10-20)
  [4261] Updated delegate computers - nine of the best - (2014-04-10)

G200 - Well House Consultants - Course and Company information
  [13] Mobile Office revamp - (2004-08-13)
  [181] Maximum number of trainees on a course - (2005-01-18)
  [234] How to get the best from your supplier - (2005-03-03)
  [277] Fire drill - (2005-04-12)
  [419] Most popular courses - (2005-08-19)
  [504] We are about Open Source programming courses in the UK - (2005-11-24)
  [549] 2005 - Come as a student, leave as a friend - (2005-12-31)
  [550] 2006 - Making business a pleasure - (2006-01-01)
  [564] Open Source training from Well House Consultants - (2006-01-14)
  [1018] Open Source Courses and Business Hotel - products and prices for 2007 - (2007-01-01)
  [1087] Telling a story in different ways - (2007-02-20)
  [1102] A Reference - (2007-03-08)
  [1317] 2008 course schedule - Perl, Python, PHP, Linux, Java Deployment, Ruby and more - (2007-08-23)
  [1384] An email update for past guests and delegates - (2007-10-08)
  [1453] What makes our courses special? - (2007-12-02)
  [1492] Well House Consultants Training and Hotel - 2008 news - (2008-01-01)
  [1565] Languages compared - based on developer community size - (2008-03-05)
  [1577] Spring and early summer training courses - (2008-03-15)
  [1623] PHP Techniques - a workshop - (2008-04-26)
  [1629] A short introduction to our courses - (2008-05-03)
  [2041] httpd, Tomcat and PHP course enhancements - (2009-02-14)
  [2118] Spring Sprung - (2009-04-05)
  [2227] Learning PHP, Ruby, Lua and Python - upcoming courses - (2009-06-11)
  [2278] First courses for 2010 - (2009-07-10)
  [2326] Learn a new programming language this summer. - (2009-08-06)
  [2332] Formation, des langages Open Source - (2009-08-09)
  [2333] Formaci[83][c2]ón, de los lenguajes de c[83][c2]ódigo abierto - (2009-08-09)
  [2334] Formazione, Open Source computer lingue - (2009-08-09)
  [2335] Ausbildung, die Open-Source-Sprachen - (2009-08-09)
  [2336] Forma[83][c2]ç[83][c2]ão, Open Source computador l[83][c2]ínguas - (2009-08-09)
  [2337] Opleiding, Open Source computertalen - (2009-08-09)
  [2338] Uddannelse, Open Source computer sprog - (2009-08-09)
  [2339] Oppl[83][c2]æring, Open Source datamaskinen spr[83][c2]åk - (2009-08-09)
  [2340] ldning, Open Source dator spr[83][c2]åk - (2009-08-09)
  [2341] Koulutus, Open Source tietokone kielill[83][c2]ä - (2009-08-09)
  [2354] Training, Open Source computer languages - (2009-08-13)
  [2400] Are you wanting to learn PHP? - (2009-09-08)
  [2505] I almost put the bins out this morning - (2009-11-16)
  [2558] Happy new decade - and course and hotel prices for 2010 - (2010-01-01)
  [2560] Training comparison to QA Training, Learning Tree, GB Direct. - (2010-01-02)
  [2637] Courses - Melksham and elsewhere - until the end of April - (2010-02-16)
  [2659] New numbers, as 01225 707126 and 01225 709638 are being retired - (2010-03-04)
  [2661] Current Public Courses - (2010-03-05)
  [2762] Well House - Mission and Policy summaries - (2010-05-13)
  [2777] Blowing our own trumpet - (2010-05-23)
  [2838] Respecting our customers anonimity - (2010-06-29)
  [2925] Well House - the pictures - (2010-08-16)
  [3112] Public and private courses - subjects available for 2011 - (2010-12-29)
  [3115] Perl, Python, PHP, Lua, Linux, and more - and business hotel too. Menu for 2011 - (2010-12-31)
  [3202] Telling you something about us in just one line - (2011-03-15)
  [3235] How we make our programming courses both time and cost effective - (2011-04-09)
  [3816] Want to escape the Olympics? Learn to program in the countryside! - (2012-07-23)
  [3935] Whether you have programmed before or not, we can teach you Python - (2012-11-25)
  [4172] Public courses - Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, C and C++ - autumn 2013 and through 2014 - (2013-09-13)
  [4305] Learning to program in Java - yes, we can help. - (2014-09-26)
  [4518] Open source programming courses - October to December 2015 - (2015-09-27)
  [4519] Course Schedule - October 2015 to June 2016 - (2015-09-27)
  [4564] Perl, PHP, Python, Lua, Tcl, C++, Ruby - final public courses for 2015 - (2015-10-30)
  [4588] What teach you in a week stays with you for a decade - (2015-11-29)


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