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For 2023 (and 2024 ...) - 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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
On this day ...
A look back to what we've been blogging about on this day in previous years, and to some selected world events too.

For the day ... 23rd February

2015: Reading command line parameters in Python - [read]
2014: Taking Greyhounds and Lurchers to London for the day - [read]
2013: Red, yellow, green or pink dog? Yellow Dog Project - [read]
2012: Matching regular expressions, and substitutions, in Ruby - [read]
2011: Beware - a=a+b and a+=b are different - Python - [read]
2010: Java arrays - are they true arrays or not? - [read]
2009: A Presentation about our company - web and PHP - [read]
2008: Which modules are loaded in my Apache httpd - [read]
2007: Too many instructions, too much detail - [read]
2006: And the staff put the icing on the cake - [read]
2005: 10 years and counting - [read]
2000: Robby Knievel made a successful motorcycle jump of 200 feet over an oncoming train.
1999: In Ankara, Turkey, Abdullah Ocalan was charged with treason. The prosecutors were seeking the death penalty for the Kurdish rebel leader.
1998: In central Florida, tornadoes killed 42 people and damaged and/or destroyed about 2,600 homes and businesses.
1997: NBC-TV aired "Schindler's List." It was completely uncensored.
1995: The Dow Jones Industrial closed about 4,000 for the first time at 4,003.33.
1993: Gary Coleman won a $1,280,000 lawsuit against his parents.
1991: During the Persian Gulf War, ground forces crossed the border of Saudi Arabia into the country of Iraq. Less than four days later the war was over due to the surrender or withdraw of Iraqi forces.
1985: The TV show "Gimme a Break" was broadcast live before a studio audience. It was the first TV sitcom to be seen live since the 1950s.
1981: Rebel army seizes control in Spain. Soldiers and members of the Civil Guard storm the Spanish Parliament threatening the fledgling democracy, once ruled by dictator General Franco.
1980: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declared that Iran's new parliament would have to decide the fate of the hostages taken on November 4, 1979, at the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
1974: The Symbionese Liberation Army demanded $4 million more for the release of Patty Hearst. Hearst had been kidnapped on February 4th.
1972: Hijackers surrender and free Lufthansa crew. Palestinian hijackers who took over a Lufthansa jet two days ago release the crew at an airfield in the Yemen.
1970: Guyana became a republic.
1968: Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers) became the first player to score 25,000 career points in the NBA.
1967: Jim Ryun set a record in the half-mile run when ran it in 1:48.3.
1966: The Bitar government in Syria was ended with a military coup.
1963: Shocking wardens could be legal. Peter Hicks, a farmer who electrified his car to ward off traffic wardens in London's Covent Garden may be able to evade the law.
1959: Macmillan and Khrushchev talk peace. On his ten-day visit to the Soviet Union, the British Prime Minister forges cultural and trade links between East and West.
1958: Juan Fangio, 5-time world diving champion, was kidnapped by Cuban rebels.

These stories are the aggregation of a number of source feeds

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