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

  • How we pronounce WWW in English: a detailed but unscientific survey

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    I was listening to the radio the other day and heard the interviewee talking about his website as double u, double u whatever dot com, which is a linguistic trait I have noticed happening more in recent years. It set me thinking about how we pronounce the WWW in web addresses, so I spent a day off

  • Font of the Month: CSS Sans

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    It is not often that one sees something as clever as the CSS sans font yet which has no practical application beyond the sheer fun of creating it.It’s been a while since my last Font of the Month, which was Sans Bullshit Sans back in February, so this time I thought I should review something

  • The automatic #corbynocalypse certain doom prediction machine

    The automatic #corbynocalypse certain doom prediction machine cover image

    Everywhere I look it seems that another apocalyptic prediction about what will happen if Jeremy Corbyn is elected leader of the Labour Party. It seems that the Corbynocalypse is upon us. Fortunately the certain doom prediction machine® knows exactly what it will be like. Press the button,

  • Windows 10: privacy violations, mandatory updates and bugs

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    The tech world has mustered a sigh of melancholic resignation along with a squeal of justifiable outrage in response to Microsoft’s new release of its bloated virus-magnet operating system, Windows. The latest incarnation is called Windows 10, not 9 as would make combinatoric sense. Perhap

  • August 2015 Reading

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    I was reading this for a review in the FLOSS UK newsletter due out some time in September. The author aims to chart a course somewhere between dry mathematical rigour and tool-centric shallowness of coverage. Something which I think he

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