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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
Wheelchair access - can do!
I'm pleased to announce that we now have access to additional facilities in Melksham, within a mile of our current training centre. These facilities offer us a choice of two training rooms on the level with wide door access, toilet, tea, coffee and lunch facilities too. There are numerous parking spaces reserved for wheelchair users right by the access door.
If you're interested in attending a public Perl, PHP, Python, MySQL, Linux, Tcl/Tk or Tomcat course and you require flat access (e.g. if you describe yourself as disabled or if you're in a wheelchair), please let us know of your requirements as early as you can; we share the level access rooms and need to book them in good time.
Our regular training centre is in a listed building ... and informal discussions with local planners concerning access ramps, lifts, and widened doors lead us to understand that any planning application to enable wheel chair access to our regular training facilities would be met with not only a firm "no", but more of a "hell, no!". I can understand this view; really, we wouldn't WANT to alter a building of great historic significance and yet we do wish to provide training for all comers. Thus the solution outlined above
. (written 2005-09-25, 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 
New print centre for our manuals - (2005-09-01) 
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
Time conversions in PerlCommenting Perl regular expressionsAccessing a page via POST from within a PHP scriptWheelchair access - can do!Matching in MySQLOut of the norm.Tomorrow's meeting.Up earlySticky news
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