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

  • N shades of #XXXXXX: An HTML5 book-cover maker

    N shades of #XXXXXX: An HTML5 book-cover maker cover image

    E L James’s lightweight pornographic novel Fifty Shades of Grey was a publishing sensation a few years back. I am told there will even be a film soon. It has spawned many imitators. Hence this tool which allows you to make your own homage to Fifty Shades. With any colour available in t

  • Font of the month: Montserrat

    Font of the month: Montserrat cover image

    My inaugaral font of the month is the work of Julieta Ulanovsky, who lives in Buenos Aries. She drew the inspiration for the font from the urban, hand-drawn lettering on old posters, signs and other letterforms in the neighbourhood where she lives and works, Montserrat. The typeface ev

  • Infographic: Facebook Vs the Stasi in numbers

    Infographic: Facebook Vs the Stasi in numbers cover image

    Some time ago, OpenDataCity made a map visualising the relative size of data held by the Stasi and NSA, you can view it below. Partly inspired by that, I thought it would be interesting to compare the Stasi with another vast data collection operation — Facebook. Here, then, is Facebook Vs

  • July 2014 Reading

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    The beginning of the American Fall, by Stephanie McMillan Certainly an antidote to the Entertainment Economy, this is a story of McMillan’s experience of the run up to and events of the occupy period of politics a few years back

  • Online morse code translator. With sound. Using the web audio API.

    Online morse code translator. With sound. Using the web audio API. cover image

    Today’s project is this tool, which translates to and from morse code. In my version of morse code I introduce the _ to stand for a space between words. Characters are separated by a space. Try typing something in alphanumerics first.Web Audio API is not supported in this browser

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