Charlie Harvey

What’s all this then?

My name is Charlie Harvey and this is my website. I like computer geekery, drinking cider and trying to overthrow capitalism. I seem to be doing rather better with the first two.

Sometimes I make things like the Daily Mail story generator, sometimes I blog and sometimes I just stare blankly into space.

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Recent blogs

  • Setting up unattended upgrades on debian

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    There is fuller documentation of how to set up unattended upgrades on the debian wiki, but it is sometimes nice to have a super-compact cheatsheet for ones own reference. Others may have a use for it too.First thing to do is to install the necessary unattended-upgrades and apt-listchanges packag

  • April 2016 reading

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    This is very much a literary novel. Whatever that means. I suppose what it means is that it is written in an elegant if somewhat pretentious style and that it works on multiple levels, although it might be the case that one would need to have experienc

  • Digits in page numbers and thoughts on optimization

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    Sometimes solving problems with dumb code involves a simpler expression of a problem than solving the same problem with highfallutin' maths. Sometimes the simpler expression involves more time or space complexity. That might be fine, depending on the inputs we need to process, indeed spending a long

  • How to make an email signature that makes you seem like a dick

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    It used to be that in order to seem like a dick you had to meet people in real life and act, well, dickish. Not any more. The internet has effectively democratized the ability to annoy both friends and people you have never even met. Indeed it seems now everybody is acting like a dick these days. O

  • Disable irritating Windows 10 update notices

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    Windows 10 is horrible. Its a bug-ridden privacy invasion fest of the highest order. I realize that many working people are stuck within an abusive realtionship with Redmond and will be forced eventually to upgrade because they need Office 20XX.There is no need to be nagged to upgrade now though

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