Due to screwing up the training schedule (I scheduled a training class for the week containing Thanksgiving) I have a total of one person coming to training next week. Three people signed up for the Thanksgiving week training. I, being a moron, did not realize that it was Thanksgiving week. The gentlemen that signed up for the class, not being US citizens (or at least so I suspect, given their names, and, in one case, the fact that the return address was Canada) did not know that it was Thanksgiving week. They, at least, had an excuse.
So, after asking them to reschedule, I ended up with just one of them coming next week. At a discount. Because I'm an idiot.
With any luck, I won't ever do that again. It's about time to schedule another month or two of classes, so that the training schedule does not abruptly end at the end of January. Of course, not knowing for sure when ApacheCon Europe is going to be, it is a little hard to schedule March and April with any degree of certainty. I don't think I will end up going to YAPC this year (yes, I know, it is sad, but I've got to have my priorities) so that is not going to be an issue.
Please, folks, sign up for my training classes, so that I don't have to spend my days grinding out boring web applications. You know, every person that wants to put dynamic stuff on their web sites *thinks* that they are having a unique idea, but (sssshhhh, this will be our little secret) every one of them is *exactly the same thing* with different window dressing. And while it really is fun the first 18 times, after then it sort of goes downhill. Yes, code reuse and all that. And they are *just* enough different that you end up tinkering for days on the picky details.
OK, I'm done complaining. I have a good job, and I can pay the bills most months. I'd just like the 80/20 to be 80% training, rather than the other way around. Shameless self-promotion is ok here, right? http://www.coopermcgregor.com/training/ Come one, come all. OK, so it was tacky. Bah.