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

  • The word final should never appear in filenames

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    See if you recognize this syndrome. There is a file you need to read. Maybe it has some important stuff in it. A contract that went through a bunch of revisions. That sort of thing. Only, when you go to the directory on your company samba share there are 30 files that it could be.Inevitably at lea

  • Seven More Languages: Factor Day One

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    A little interlude since third day of Lua. Today I was playing with Factor, a stack orientated, concatenative programming language with a postfix syntax. You heard me right, Factor’ uses Reverse Polish Notation. Interesting idea.In some ways, I can see how useful being able to compose functi

  • Why breaking encryption to stop terror is a monumentally shit idea

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    I have a confession to make. I use strong crypto. There I’ve said it. In the opinion of some that makes me a terrorist. I also drink water. I have heard terrorists do that too.UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, would certainly like to be able to read everything I ever write. He isn’t a

  • Quick tip: Making files immutable on GNU/Linux

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    The other day, I was having some problems with Network Manager (I only ever have problems with it to be honest). It kept overwriting my /etc/resolv.conf — the file where you configure what nameservers your system will use. Even after I uninstalled Network Manger, on rebooot I would find my

  • Seven More Languages: A small video interlude

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    Not really an update on my progress on Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks this time. After day 3 of Lua I needed a day off!However, I did find a rather amusing little ASCII art-based promo video for the book which I enjoyed. So I thought I would share. Next instalment will be day 1 of Facto

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