Resources from the web site of Well House Consultants on the subject of Keynote. We provide
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|3164||Brown - or Mrs Sally Brown, accountant from Whitstable?|
Mr and Mrs Brown, and Mr and Mrs Roberts, are staying at Well House Manor for a weekend in a month or two's time. It was Mrs Brown who called, and as I spoke with her and filled in her details on our booking form it all seemed very formal.
When we came to taking details to confirm the booking, it became ...
|1161||A contrast in room rates and facilities|
This week is another great opportunity for me to see how others do it. Efficient, regular, reasonable-standard chain hotels usually 'do' me when I'm away training, with no need to research ahead, but here in Leek there aren't any of the 'regulars' so I've stayed at the Peak Weavers for one night, at ...
|1929||2009 - Hotel, Meeting, Training Course prices|
Well House Manor / Well House Consultants - prices for 2009 (valid from December 2008)
Bedrooms / Overnight
These prices are inclusive of VAT, at the new rate or 15%
Bedroom, Double Occupancy. 90 pounds per night
Includes continental breakfast for 2, internet access, all facilities of public areas ...
|2216||Past Delegate Offer - Summer Holiday / Weekend Break|
Why not get away for the weekend or a short summer break? There's lots of lovely countryside, and plenty to do, in Wiltshire - and it's only 100 miles from London.
Stay with us at Well House Manor in Melksham this summer and explore the area - we're just a few hundred yards from Melksham Town Centre, ...
|2537||Faster network, but not faster browsing until ...|
We switched up to the 50 Mbyte Virgin Cable service a few weeks back - looking for still faster internet connection. Most of the time, our traffic levels don't need such a high speed link, but we've two dedicated servers (housed in England and Germany) and we need to take incremental and occasionally ...
|2483||Clustering on Tomcat|
Subject: Clustering, using Apache http server (version 2.2.14 in my example) with mod_proxy_balancer as the front load splitter and Apache Tomcat 6.0.20 as the replicated application engine. [[Tip should also work for other recent 2.2.x and 6.0.x versions]]
This is a follow on article from ...
|1859||Wiltshire at dawn - the tourist trail|
With the clocks going back at the weekend, it's no longer possible for us to show delegates on our courses some of the lovely Wiltshire countryside after we're done with training for the day. Which is a great shame when there are lovely places like Lacock Abbey around. So this morning ... we went ...
|1079||Wilts and Berks - two conference / training rooms in Melksham|
As well as the "Wilts" where we hold most of our public courses, Well House Manor has a second and smaller conference / training room available - also equipped with a "White wall", internet access, and (in this room) even a sink. It's an idel room for running a course for 2 or 3 delegates - and indeed ...
|1319||Customer feedback - lifeblood of a business|
I'm going to share here a forum posting I just made in an obscure corner of the net concerning customer feedback, where a cynical poster (he may have been right to be cynical) was worried that his inputs were not being taken seriously. "But that doesn't mean it will do anything about them" he wrote.
|1975||Well House Manor Hotel - on plan for 2009 business guests|
Three years ago, we were contemplating the "Well House Manor" project. An offer had been made on "The Old Manor" B&B with a view to turning it into delegate and businessman accommodation for our courses, and had been accepted. It was (at that stage) subject to the inevitably slow property sale cycle ...
|2384||Looking ahead to the Autumn season of training and accommodation|
This Autumn, we're running our regular public training courses at Well House Manor - courses in Perl, PHP, Python, Lua, Ruby, C, C++, Tcl, MySQL, Tomcat and Linux [schedule - link]. We still have a maximum group size of eight delegates, we still use our own notes - it's a tried and tested formula through ...
|360||Spring turns to Summer|
Taken yesterday in the Herefordshire countryside - a little further from home than most of the pictures that I put up on "The Horse's Mouth". This will be forming part of my "clickable map" demo - where I'm putting up pictures from all around the UK.
See ... Work in progress (Click on map ;-) ... ...
|2326||Learn a new programming language this summer.|
Public Courses for newcomers to a language, running in Melksham
Lua - Monday, 10th August 2009 (*) - 3 days
Python - Monday, 17th August (*) - 3 days
Perl - Monday, 7th September (**) - 5 days
Java - Monday 21st September (*) - 4 days
PHP - Monday 28th September (*) - 4 days
More advanced programming ...
|2228||Where do I start when writing a program?|
Q: Where do I start when writing a program?
A: Start off by thinking about what you want to achieve, and what inputs you have available to you. In other words, look at what the customer provided and what the customer wants to get (yes, you may be your own customer!). If it's too much to think through ...
|2144||Looking for a career change - Physician to Web Site Designer|
A change of career mid-life has always been popular, and something more sedentary has often been the choice of people who have started off in something that's predominantly active such the military or sport. I have trained an Olympic Judo Champion ... in programming. And with the current economic changes ...
|929||Presenting Melksham - for a weekend away in Wiltshire|
I do my best presentations when under pressure. ((Important NOTE to wife / staff / cat - DON'T pressure me every morning)). By which I mean that a new presentation or one I'm not quite prepared for even though I know my subject can, I think, sparkle with a freshness that's not there if it's been wellprepared ...
|1955||How to avoid duplicating web page maintainance|
How do you move from a web site with a single static page to a web site with a thousand pages (URLs) without multiplying your maintainance work by a thousand? Such is the critical importance of being able to do this that there are many schemes available - many solutions - and virtually every site that's ...
|1857||November and December Public Course Schedule|
It's only a couple of days since we turned the clocks back, but already my weekday time is fully spoken for up to Christmas - with bookings on all of these public courses so they're guaranteed runners (remember - we never cancel a course once you've booked it!)
November 2008 Python Programming [Link]Monday ...
|1773||The Longest Possible Day|
I post here every day - or I try to at least. What is the longest possible gap between posts for me to leave, and still achieve that? Well - it's 48 hours and I'm very close to that today.
Not that it's been quiet - in fact I had my head down yesterday, taking a whole lot of pages that we transferred ...
|1748||Hotel room prices - Melksham, Wiltshire|
Like other businesses, we are seeing some of our costs rising at present rather faster than has happened in the recent past. However, I am happy to announce that hotel room prices, and training course prices, will remain unchanged for the rest of the year. We review prices annually (at the end of the ...
|1676||A warm welcome for visitors from the USA|
As a hotel, we're here to provide a service to our customers ... and that service includes making them feel at "home away from home", perhaps on their first visit to the UK. There are - literally - millions of visitors to the UK from the USA alone. With two senior members of our team originating from ...
|419||Most popular courses|
Lunch question. "What's your most popular course?".
I think I have a finger on our business, but that's a very difficult one to answer. We don't keep all of our eggs in one basket; no one subject accounts for more than a quarter of our business and no one client accounts for more than a tenth of our ...
|1615||PHP training courses every month|
Due to increased demand, we have increased the frequency of our PHP courses and we're now running at least one course on the subject every month.
* If you've never programmed before or written any HTML, start with a one day "Technology for PHP" the follow on to "PHP Programming".
* If you're familiar ...
|1555||Advanced Python, Perl, PHP and Tcl training courses / classes|
This item is adapted from an answer that I have just written by email - but the question / conundrum as to what to do with fractured advanced training requirements is a common one, so the answer is worth wider sharing. I believe that our solution provides an innovative way of meeting advanced requirements ...
|1492||Well House Consultants Training and Hotel - 2008 news|
A Happy New Year everyone!
2007 was a busy year for us - our busiest yet - with our public courses, private courses at Well House Manor and on site private courses all thriving - and we start the new year with a busy schedule with a few places available on most courses. Our business hotel enjoyed an ...
|1481||The Christmas Letter|
It's become fashionable at this time of year in certain circles to write a newsletter to tell all those people with whom you remain in touch only at Christmas what's been happening with you and your family all year. I confess that I'm reminded of the film "as good as it gets" with some of these letters, ...
|1414||What we teach - expained for the non-technical|
"Explain each of the subjects that we teach in a short paragraph written for mangers and booking / administrative people who aren't into the technology themselves" ... a challenge from Lisa which I have spend some time on today. And as I'm giving a Perl course tomorrow, what better way to get back into ...
|1317||2008 course schedule - Perl, Python, PHP, Linux, Java Deployment, Ruby and more|
It's nearly the August Bank Holiday ... and the time of year when our minds turn to scheduling courses for the next year.
For 2008, I am proud to present:
Every 8 to 12 weeks:
Public courses in PHP, Python, Linux, Perl and Apache/Tomcat.
Three or four times in the year:
Advanced public Perl and ...
|1245||Ensuring that our tutor answers YOUR questions|
On our public courses, we get a wide variety of delegates - ranging from those with very little prior knowledge of the subject that they're learning right through to some delegates who are attending more to "dot i's and cross t's". And then the subjects that we teach have such a huge variety of different ...
|898||Courses at Well House Manor|
As from the start of this week, all of our public courses are running at Well House Manor.
Larger courses (that's up to a maximum of 7 on the public courses) run in "The Wilts" room giving all the delegates plenty of space. Smaller courses, private tuition, breakouts in "The Berks" for a more intimate ...
The end of an exhausting day .... and the first guests are installed in Well House Manor. The term "cutting it fine" comes to mind as carpet bits were being cleared on the landing and the carpet layers just leaving for the day as the day ... but all so worthwhile as I saw / heard the customer's initial ...
|845||Course scheduling and Geekmas - are they traditions yet?|
How many years does it take to establish a tradition?
Can I say that this is the time of year when, traditionally, we schedule next year's training program? It's something that we've done here at Well House Consultants since the Summer of 2000, and prior to that it's something I used to be involved ...
|774||Bed and Breakfast, or Hotel?|
To stay at a good small hotel, or at a good bed and breakfast?
We're in the process of setting up our business hotel in a grand old house that was formerly run as a Bed and Breakfast, and the changes are substantial. Here's a comparision / sanity check that I put together to highlight where the two ...
|626||Not just a pretty face to answer the phone.|
Many years ago when I was the UK's technical expert on range of computer graphics products, one of my sales and marketing colleagues had me return a call to a gentleman who was "Technical Director" of a small but high tech company in Cambridge.
Alas, my Technical Director wasn't available, but the lady ...
|549||2005 - Come as a student, leave as a friend|
"Come as a student, leave as a friend". You'll find this writ on the Well House Consultants mugs that you drink your tea or coffee from, and elsewhere - our "spoken logo" as I read in a book the other day.
One of the most noticeable personal changes in the past year or so has been the our coming out ...
|695||In the hospitality business|
We sometimes describe our training centre as a "daytime hotel" - we're very much in the customer service business here. There will be tea, coffee and cold drinks available when you arrive, the day's newspaper and the TV for you to "chill" if you've arrived early, or plenty of workstations available ...
If you are looking for a complete course and not just a information on a single subject, visit our Listing and schedule
Well House Consultants specialise in training courses in
. We run
throughout the UK (and beyond for longer courses), and
at our training centre in Melksham, Wiltshire, England.
It's surprisingly cost effective to come on our public courses -
even if you live in a different
country or continent to us
We have a technical library of over 700 books on the subjects on which we teach.
These books are available for reference at our training centre. Also
available is the Opentalk
Forum for discussion of technical questions.