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The week before Christmas

Frozen canal at DevizesThe canal at Devizes earlier today as we passed through. You'll see from the ice that we weren't passing through by boat, nor was anyone else


Loading classes - avoiding diamon relationshipsFrom the Perl for larger projects training course - a diagram to illustrate the problem of "diamond relationships". This is where a module "a" loads a module "b" and a module "c" and BOTH of those try to load module "d". This would lead to horrible double definition messages if it was allowed to proceed, but Perl's use operation looks at the %INC hash when asked to load a module, and only loads it if it's not already been done.


Elm Farm YoghurtsWe're doing a whole load of inventory control work at Well House Manor - our hotel - and we couldn't find a picture of Elm Farm Yogurts online. Solution - take one ourselves.


Silverlink livery at MelkshamEven in the snow, there have been lots of comings and goings by train at Melksham this week ... and at this time of year, all of our trains are in the dark. This is Tuesday's 19:47 to Swindon - 7 people on the platform, and a class 150 train in the old "Silverlink" colours from a different time and a different part of the country.


Swindon Outlet CentreSome of the old equipment that's use to add atmosphere in the outlet centre in Swindon - yes, it was Christmas shopping day today!


Just some varied pictures from the last few days. A brief - and excellent - bite to eat "al Kitchen" with Kim this evening, and an early night; I'll be looking to hit the 24 hour supermarket VERY early in the morning for food supplies. It really feels like Christmas!
(written 2010-12-23, updated 2010-12-24)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
P219 - Perl - Libraries and Resources
  [3377] What do I mean when I add things in Perl? - (2011-08-02)
  [3009] Expect in Perl - a short explanation and a practical example - (2010-10-22)
  [2931] Syncronise - software, trains, and buses. Please! - (2010-08-22)
  [2427] Operator overloading - redefining addition and other Perl tricks - (2009-09-27)
  [2234] Loading external code into Perl from a nonstandard directory - (2009-06-12)
  [2229] Do not re-invent the wheel - use a Perl module - (2009-06-11)
  [1865] Debugging and Data::Dumper in Perl - (2008-11-02)
  [1863] About dieing and exiting in Perl - (2008-11-01)
  [1444] Using English can slow you right down! - (2007-11-25)
  [1391] Ordnance Survey Grid Reference to Latitude / Longitude - (2007-10-14)
  [1235] Outputting numbers as words - MySQL with Perl or PHP - (2007-06-17)
  [1219] Judging the quality of contributed Perl code - (2007-06-06)
  [760] Self help in Perl - (2006-06-14)
  [737] Coloured text in a terminal from Perl - (2006-05-29)
  [712] Why reinvent the wheel - (2006-05-06)
  [358] Use standard Perl modules - (2005-06-25)
  [357] Where do Perl modules load from - (2005-06-24)
  [112] Avoid the wheel being re-invented by using Perl modules - (2004-11-08)
  [86] Talk review - Idiomatic Perl, David Cross - (2004-10-12)

Z202 - Just Pictures
  [4133] In the hills above Harlech, and on the coast too - (2013-07-06)
  [3990] Stripes of Snow - (2013-01-25)
  [3925] Red sky at night - (2012-11-17)
  [3907] Weather pictures - (2012-10-29)
  [3894] A wet Saturday - (2012-10-13)
  [3846] Signs of Autumn - (2012-08-22)
  [3837] Evening behind Melksham Spa - (2012-08-12)
  [3713] Verticals ... last month - (2012-04-29)
  [3678] Potteries and Staffordshire in the Sunshine - (2012-04-01)
  [3655] Sights and scenes - more London trip pictures - (2012-03-16)
  [3616] Bus top - colours of London - (2012-02-17)
  [3562] Christmas Day - for unique pictures - (2011-12-26)
  [3473] Picture - Havant Station at Dusk - (2011-10-11)
  [3356] Holiday patterns - just the art, not the content - (2011-07-13)
  [3350] A set of pictures without point - (2011-07-08)
  [3289] New Camera - very first picture, and next from first films - (2011-05-14)
  [3241] Spring in the countryside near Melksham - (2011-04-10)
  [3220] Panasonic Lumix TZ20 - (2011-03-28)
  [3195] Sunny day - Clanger and Picket Woods, Shearwater, and Westbury - (2011-03-06)
  [3096] Contrast in pictures - (2010-12-20)
  [2989] Oddballs in Plymouth - (2010-10-08)
  [2914] Older picture. - (2010-08-10)
  [2888] Recent Pictures - (2010-07-27)
  [2819] Some more pictures ... - (2010-06-19)
  [2767] Back from a Python course in Glasgow - (2010-05-16)
  [2760] Views of Scotland - (2010-05-11)
  [2756] Same subject - different pictures - (2010-05-09)
  [2677] Blowing out the winter cobwebs - (2010-03-14)
  [2611] Sunday Evening, City of London - (2010-01-31)
  [2582] Starting to arrange the picture library - (2010-01-16)
  [2553] On a short walk from home - (2009-12-27)
  [2549] Christmas Day ... - (2009-12-25)
  [2518] Through the arches - (2009-11-29)
  [2464] Beauty in pictures - (2009-10-20)
  [2412] Autumn Fruits and Bristol Old Station - (2009-09-20)
  [2404] Low Sun - Autumn is here - (2009-09-13)
  [2298] Melksham Carnival Parade - the people - (2009-07-19)
  [2266] Travelling - (2009-07-02)
  [2202] Bright Colours - (2009-05-26)
  [2168] In honour of the photograph, I present ... a walk from Reybridge to Lacock - (2009-05-10)
  [2146] An evening excursion to Devizes and Avebury - (2009-04-30)
  [2140] Beware - giving copyright away when you upload a picture - Dogs Trust - (2009-04-25)
  [2121] Out in the Vale of Pewsey - (2009-04-07)
  [2101] A B C D of GA and TN - (2009-03-23)
  [2098] A room without a view - (2009-03-22)
  [2093] Leading Lines - (2009-03-20)
  [2034] Through Snow and Flood to Linux and Tomcat - (2009-02-10)
  [2006] Contrast - (2009-01-23)
  [1986] Walk to Bowerhill - (2009-01-10)
  [1981] Bitter cold - (2009-01-07)
  [1931] Frosty Morning, foggy evening - (2008-12-08)
  [1919] Transition - (2008-12-03)
  [1854] Three Seasonal Pictures - (2008-10-25)
  [1838] Oxford in Pictures - (2008-10-13)
  [1818] Icelandic Badge - (2008-10-01)
  [1770] 3 hours from Milton Keynes - (2008-08-24)
  [1740] Vertical London - (2008-08-06)
  [1620] Norwich and London - (2008-04-23)
  [1546] The geometry of East London - (2008-02-19)
  [1489] Pictures of December - (2007-12-30)
  [1400] Dark Dawn - (2007-10-22)
  [1398] Someone else's wedding - (2007-10-21)
  [1392] Autumnal lighting on a London trip - (2007-10-15)
  [1234] A review of a week and a trip to Brugge - (2007-06-16)
  [1233] Horses of Brugge - (2007-06-15)
  [1216] Five of the best - pictures from London - (2007-06-03)
  [1172] May day 2007 in pictures - (2007-05-02)
  [1162] Cheddleton, Staffordshire - (2007-04-26)
  [1152] Course, right place, right time - (2007-04-17)
  [1099] Passenger flows - (2007-03-04)
  [1064] Light and shadows at Beach - (2007-02-04)
  [1005] Stirling at night - (2006-12-23)
  [958] Plain Ole nice pictures - (2006-11-30)
  [870] Autumn comes to Wiltshire. - (2006-09-17)
  [786] First Light, Bootle Docks, Liverpool - (2006-06-29)
  [772] Training in Liverpool - (2006-06-21)
  [713] Pictures from my travels - (2006-05-07)
  [708] Linescapes of Mull - (2006-05-03)
  [625] February pictures - (2006-02-26)
  [557] A new sign - (2006-01-07)
  [548] San Francisco - (2005-12-30)
  [416] Mixing up swallows and martins - (2005-08-16)
  [412] Bristol Balloon Festival - (2005-08-13)
  [365] Letterbox Pictures - (2005-07-01)
  [360] Spring turns to Summer - (2005-06-26)
  [298] Sharing pictures of Wiltshire - (2005-05-02)

Z210 - Christmas and New Year
  [4235] Sharing my personal best of 2013 - (2013-12-31)
  [4227] Happy Christmas from the Well House Manor team - (2013-12-25)
  [3957] The week before Christmas - (2012-12-19)
  [3765] Christmas in June? Melksham hotel bookings and Santa train - (2012-06-15)
  [3561] Happy Christmas ... a Christmas morning walk in Melksham - (2011-12-25)
  [3557] Melksham Christmas Lights - Town, Shops and Private Houses - (2011-12-20)
  [3538] Santa Train - another successful trip - 4th December 2011 - (2011-12-04)
  [3535] Melksham, Luxury Hotel Rooms, Christmas. - (2011-12-02)
  [3530] A typical weekend?? - (2011-11-28)
  [3116] Are there newspapers on New Years Day? Do the shops open on Easter Sunday? Do trains run at Christmas? - (2011-01-01)
  [3110] The days after Christmas - (2010-12-27)
  [3095] The Christmas Season has arrived - (2010-12-19)
  [2978] Christmas 2010 - Well House Manor, Melksham, Hotel - (2010-10-01)
  [2543] Day and night at Christmas - (2009-12-19)
  [2529] Santa Special, 2009 - (2009-12-06)
  [2528] Melksham Christmas Lights - (2009-12-05)
  [2486] Santa Special - Trowbridge and Melksham to Swindon - (2009-10-31)
  [1959] - - (2008-12-24)
  [1952] Small Print - (2008-12-19)
  [1942] Christmas scenes and events - (2008-12-14)
  [1914] It must be nearly Christmas - (2008-12-01)
  [1484] A christmas message - (2007-12-25)
  [1483] What have hotels and bananas got in common? - (2007-12-24)
  [1481] The Christmas Letter - (2007-12-22)
  [1462] 10 training days to Christmas. - (2007-12-07)
  [980] Street Scene - (2006-12-12)
  [953] Christmas in November - (2006-11-29)
  [573] Giving an excuse for Christmas - (2006-01-22)
  [543] The world didn't stop for Christmas - (2005-12-26)
  [541] Christmas is for everyone - (2005-12-25)
  [540] Christmas Party - (2005-12-24)
  [162] A Change is as good as a rest - (2004-12-27)
  [161] Christmas break - (2004-12-23)


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