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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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!
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Introduction to Melksham
Resources from the web site of Well House Consultants on the subject of Introduction to Melksham. We provide open source training course
and business hotel accommodation
in Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Melksham is in Wiltshire, England, about 100 miles to the
West of London. It's the home of Well House Consultant's
Open Source training centre and also a great place to live
or to visit for a holiday.
Longer articles related to this subjectCreating Really Memorable Experiences
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|1341||Moving to Melksham? Househunting map.|
Do you know your Snowberry Lanes from your Shurnolds and your Snarleton Lanes from your Spas? If you're a long time resident of Melksham you might, but those of us who have only lived here for a few years sometimes overlook some areas of the town, and newcomers moving here - looking to rent or buy - ...
|2329||Great to be in Melksham|
Well - I enjoyed - thoroughly enjoyed - my time in Guadalajara (see blog entry and more pictures) but it's lovely to be back home in Melksham. Looking through a few pictures today for images to illustrate specific articles, I have come across all of these recent ones that I haven't published before, ...
Melksham is one of those towns that people have heard of, but they can't quite place. One of those towns that people bypass as they drive by, not knowing the friendly community that's there. It's our home, though, and we love it here.
As you'll see from the stone block (photo, right) in one of the ...
|3932||River nearly bursting its banks in Melksham|
The River Avon in Melksham has risen to near bank-bursting levels in the town (and it has burst its banks to the south). And we're promised more rain tomorrow.
|3696||Melksham government and business organisations|
Who's who? I have attempted to list the various bodies you may come across and wish to contact. For a diary of special events in the area, please see [here]. Please contact me if you spot any errors or omissions, or if you represent one of the organisations and would like me to replace my description ...
|3344||Repost - some useful pages on our site|
Travel times and distances to and from Melksham - [link]
Weather and climate in Melksham - [link]
Pictures of Melksham and links to places around - [link]
Melksham Slide Show - [link]
Melksham Hotel -[link]
Morning Coffee, afternoon Tea - [link]
Melksham Chamber of Commerce - articles - ...
|866||A lazy programmer is a good programmer|
By which I mean, if a job can be done once in such a way that I don't have to keep doing it time and time again, then that's how I will try and do it, even if there's a bit more effort and cost at first. That's why (for example) we've laid an underground water pipe out to where we're planning ...
|3232||Around and about Melksham in more pictures|
Yesterday, I took a walk around Melksham, and I took a whole lot of pictures. Most show features that may not have been photographed very often - for the record, if you like, and for giving thought to where the town may be in a number of years time. This "headline" picture shows equipment in the skateboard ...
|2704||A walk within without - Melksham Without|
I took a walk this afternoon - exploring paths from Shaw to Beanacre to Whitley and back to Shaw. Here are some images - 4 from 42.
All the pictures (twice the size too!) ... first half of the walk - [Beanacre] and [Whitley and Shaw]
|2350||Ten years in Melksham - looking forward to ten more.|
It's ten years to the day since we bought "404" - our home in Melksham Spa. An eerie takeover, with contracts being exchanged in the morning and we arrived to accept vacant possession just as the sky darked for the eclipse ... the great, tall Spa building in the half light, and the crows from the rookery ...
|1725||A future vision for Melksham|
"Melksham should be like this" said Lisa as we walked around another Wiltshire town, somewhat smaller that ours, this lunchtime - and indeed she's right.
A waterway passes through (both) towns, and it could be so active - you see canoes, walkers, cyclists and boaters all making use of the water corridor ...
|847||Image maps for navigation - a straightforward example|
Image maps can be a really simple and effective way of selecting from a series of options - a little bit more flexible that straightforward HTML links. We use an image map on every one of of main "Well House Consultants" pages - click on any on the languages named in our banner, and you'll be taken ...
|517||An occasional chance, and reducing data to manageable levels|
If there's a 1 in 5 (20%) chance of it being a dry day at the moment, a 20% chance of it not being freezing cold, and a 20% chance of me having a day that I'm not training or otherwise involved, then it follows (since the conditions aren't related) that there's just a 1 in 125 or less that 1% chance ...
|269||Free parking for short errands in Melksham|
A bouquet for the local authority. Yes, that's not common I know, but I'm delighted that they've provided an hour of free parking in at least one of the local car parks as part of the generally upward price revision last weekend. I don't mind paying to park when I'm in town for a while, but the old ...
PicturesMelksham is 100 miles West of London, near to Bath
Melksham from the rooftops
Excellent links by road and rail
Lacock Abbey - 4 miles from Melksham
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Where is Melksham?
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