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.

Portrait of Charlie Harvey

Recent blogs

  • Dear ICANN: Please don’t attack privacy, anonymity and free speech

    Dear ICANN: Please don’t attack privacy, anonymity and free speech cover image

    ICANN, the not-for-profit public benefit corporation which coordinates the naming system of the internet recently announced some disturbing plans to take over the running of domain privacy services and to stop those services from providing, well, domain privacy.Here’s a good tl;dr from t

  • OpenTech 2015: My Highlights

    OpenTech 2015: My Highlights cover image

    This year, it was 10 years since the first OpenTech event. I’ve been to a fair number of the events and I rate it as one of the best tech conferences going. It is cheap (a fiver for the day), has reasonably good politics and a good percentage of the speakers are women -- unfortunately a rare t

  • May 2015 Reading

    May 2015 Reading cover image

    I am actually kind of surprised that I hadn’t read this novel before. It is probably one of the first steampunk books. Imagine an alternate Victorian era Neal Stephenson and you will have a fairly good idea of w

  • April 2015 Reading

    April 2015 Reading cover image

    This is a collection of Gibson’s ruminations on technology written for various publications including Wired, Time and Rolling Stone. I enjoyed the collection immensely. This is smart, accessible and compelling writing abou

  • Tip: Use SQL to find percentage socia media growth from Thinkup

    Tip: Use SQL to find percentage socia media growth from Thinkup cover image

    At New Internationalist we have been using a self hosted ThinkUp instance to track our social media work for the last several years. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should definitely take a look. One thing that we occasionally need to look at is the amount by which our follower or li

More blogs »

Social Media

Tweets @ciderpunx

Scrobbles ciderpunx