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

  • March 2015 Reading

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    I have been working my way slowly through this classic FP book for the last couple of months. Bird’s style is rigorously mathematical but very readable. He is interested in developing programs a

  • Font of the month: Sans Bullshit Sans

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    I realize that posting the Font of the Month on the very last day of the month is cutting it a bit fine. So this month’s font is a bit special. Sans Bullshit Sans, by PixelAmbacht hides bullshit marketing words in your text with a Comic Sans-styled censorship bar. Th

  • Video: esoteric programming languages by TheBreakingBit

    Video: esoteric programming languages by TheBreakingBit cover image

    This recent video by TheBreakingBit amused me. The incredible creativity that has gone into creating languages that ar, let’s face it, a little bit silly is staggering. A favourite effort of mine that is missing from this video is Damian Conway’s fabulous CPAN module Lingua::Romana::Pe

  • Why is Math.max() less than Math.min()?

    Why is Math.max() less than Math.min()? cover image

    A while back I wrote a post called Javascript: the Weird parts primarily for my own amusement. It listed some of my personal favourite wtfjs-type Javascript idiosyncracies. In this post I want to look in more depth at one of those idiosyncracies. I want to investigate exactly why Math.max() is les

  • Review — Healeys Oak Matured Cyder

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    Cornish cider (or should that be cyder?). It isn’t something that I have reviewed much in the past, so I leapt at the chance of acquiring a bottle of this rather classy cider.The producers, Healeys, have been in business for 25 yea

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