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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
New print centre for our manuals
A product has been a great hit if you go out and buy another of the same. Our workhorse Xerox N40 printer has printed all our manuals since we moved to Melksham
and opened our own training centre ... it's survived the building works going on all around but, alas, with old age the toner cartridges and spare parts are getting hard to source and it's running warm.
So we've retired the N40 from active daily life and purchased a more recent (faster, higher capacity) model from the same stable. Here's our new Xerox N4525 print centre - it'll print up to 45 pages per minute, double sided, on paper up to A3 in size. The bulk sheet feeders hold up to 2500 sheets each.
Do we really need such a workhorse? Yes, absolutely! A typical set of course notes is more like a book - around 70 to 80 pages per day ensuring that our trainees can concentrate on what they're being taught rather than having to scribble notes all day with aching arms. And the fact that we do our own printing in house means that we can update our notes frequently and produce tailored manuals quickly and easily. I think the "in term" is print on demand (written 2005-09-01, updated 2006-06-05)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesG204 - Well House Consultants - Equipment and facilities 
Wheelchair access - can do! - (2005-09-25) 
Is enough enough? - (2005-09-27) 
New Network - (2005-10-10) 
Playing old games - (2007-02-22) 
MacFormat - Me and My Mac - (2007-03-31) 
One computer per delegate, or pair programming? - (2007-09-23) 
Korn shell course - resources - (2007-09-24) 
Better technology makes for longer commutes? - (2007-10-29) 
New trainee laptop fleet for our Open Source courses - (2007-12-30) 
Training Course and Business Conference Technology - (2008-07-07) 
Mobile Internet - an alternative to hotel WiFi - (2009-02-09) 
A (biased?) comparison of PHP courses in the UK - (2009-06-07) 
C++, Python, and other training - do we use an IDE - (2009-08-21) 
Simon says - (2010-06-05) 
A course review - for the tutor to complete - (2010-06-14) 
Fresh Paint for course presentation - including C++ - (2010-07-03) 
01225 707126 to 01225 344596 to 01225 899360 - Well House Fax - (2010-08-26) 
A weighty decision - (2010-12-26) 
New Computers for delegates to use - (2011-01-13) 
Training Classes - should the training company provide a system for each delegate to use? - (2011-01-18) 
Sharing a single hotel internet connection without carrying extra hardware - (2011-02-18) 
No news is good news. - (2011-03-07) 
How fast is your Internet access? Do you need something faster for your business or home? - (2011-05-29) 
Python courses and Private courses - gently updating our product to keep it ahead of the game - (2011-10-20) 
Updated delegate computers - nine of the best - (2014-04-10)
Some other Articles
Linking Apache httpd to Apache TomcatExpect for WindowsThrough public transport connection, Chippenham to Salisbury, to ceaseFTP - how to make the right transfersNew print centre for our manualsFile permissions of Linux and Unix systemsLinux commands - some basicsCharlie on MondaySwindon - Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury train serviceThe Melksham train - a button is pushed
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