Sunday rehearsals

Today was a lot of fun following a reasonably good sleep (which has not been something that has been available so frequently over the last six months). The day was fun as we had a Foomanchoux rehearsal to iron out a few kinks in the set. Our vocalist Ross wasn’t available due to an eye…

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I’ve done a few updates

Hello. I’ve revamped Chrishambly.com site to better reflect what I am doing these days, and to really try to tap into YOU the reader a bit more, with more focused and categorised content. I’m looking to engage you in ME. I know pretty self-centered eh? Fact is I have done and I’m involved with lots…

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Falmouth Hotel Fire

This is a sad day for Falmouth – the Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel, at Gyllyngvase in Falmouth is on Fire – everyone is safe though!

Falmouth is my home town and I’ve visited the Falmouth Beach Hotel regularly for many years, in fact it’s where we’ve taken our family, to use the lovely swimming pool and resources.

Today all hell broke loose as the Falmouth Beach Hotel somehow caught fire and is now pretty much completely burnt out, as you’ll see from the youtube video.



It’s times like these where we need to pause for a moment and thank the amazing fire-fighters of Falmouth and all those that are helping out the poor residents and staff during their hour of need.

Falmouth is a caring place, and the help and support that comes flooding in from the community at times like this makes me proud to be a Cornishman.

Let’s hope the rebuild is fast and we see the Falmouth Beach Hotel returned to its former glory.

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Block China and Korea From Apache Based Servers or Forums with a .htaccess Blocklist

So I find this link really useful to paste into .htaccess files for blocking whole countries from various sites I administer. It’s often easier to block entire countries where spam is the majority of input to a particular site. Block China and Korea From Apache Based Servers or Forums with a .htaccess Blocklist

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Worst possible manager ever?

worst manager ever

The title makes me chuckle because I’ve not had managers for a long time, but in the past I have come across right arseholes. The term worst possible manager must be applied to one of those boys or girls that make your skin crawl, the type that you know deep down inside are plagued with self-doubt, are passive aggressive or whatever and yet put themselves in the cross-fire of you.

I jest somewhat here because all companies that reach a certain level obviously need management, no I’m not disputing that, of course we need managers, but we need GOOD ones, intelligent ones, good communicators right?

SO anyway I just wanted to put this out there to see if you wanted to share your worst possible manager experience with me, and why do they get the prize? – it’s just a bit of fun.

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The Best Business Book In 20 Years?

This is what I would call ‘simple genius’ – you what Chris, gushing at something? umm yes I am!

Every now and then a book is written which changes the game.

The author of the book in question charts the precise journey he took to go from working 80-100 work weeks (for 15 years) down to just 2 hours.

That may be interesting and inspiring but how does it affect YOU?

The breakthrough with this particular book is that it details a step-by-step, universally applicable blueprint which any business owner, running any type of business, can implement. I mean I’ve read the e-myth which is also excellent, but this one is altogether on the money!

It sounds like a bold claim and you’d be forgiven for being skeptical!

However, this guy has amassed literally hundreds of profoundly enticing and eminently credible case studies and testimonials spanning all manner of businesses from real estate management companies to retailers and from marketing agencies to landscape designers.

In other words, finally, someone appears to have come up with a blueprint which ANY business owner can implement to radically change the way they work (and live).

His solution is elegant and simple, requires a little ‘heavy-lifting’ for a short period of time and is being hailed by business leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world as the ‘holy grail formula for working less and earning more’.

For a short period of time you can download the entire brand new PDF book and the audiobook by clicking here, I’ve the hard back and I have to say it’s bloody brilliant, and I mean brilliant, really taps into my inner engineering mindset.

If you do anything this year, read this. It’s a game-changer, I mean that honestly too.

Let me know what you think of it in the comments below, I’m putting it into practice myself so would love some friends along for the ride too!

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#Aspire2012 : Aspiration / Inspiration Dare to Dream

I’ll be at a regional conference tomorrow in Saltash.

I’ll be cranking up the twitter feed and facilitating some dialogue around the conference themes for those not actually attending face-to-face.

If you use Twitter follow the hashtag #Aspire2012 would love to see you join in. We’ll be talking about aspiration and inspiration within a school curriculum setting.

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The Shocking Truth About the Digital Arts

Did you like that title? Kind of nice eh?

How about this:

“The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities.”

If you do one thing today it should be to watch this documentary.


For me this documentary asks a lot of questions for us, culturally, economically and I think psychologically too. Perhaps it is positioned romantically, perhaps it is positioned factually, perhaps it is biased, you decide, that’s the important point.


PressPausePlay from House of Radon on Vimeo.

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7 Ways To Write A List

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Oh come one, you have to see the funny side of it.


Keep your sense of humour otherwise you’ll drown in the seriousness of life.

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What determines influence? Is it a calculated score, fan numbers or something else?

It’s a question I want to leave open to the comments – I want to know your personal subjective, or objective if you can prove it, stance on this subject.

So, go for it, what determines influence? Is it a calculated score, fan numbers or something else?

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