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

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

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    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

  • Seven More Languages: Elixir Day Two

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    Today’s installment was long and occasionaly annoying. Mostly because I felt that what I wanted to say in Elixir was on the tip of my tongue. I just didn’t quite yet have the language to say it. An occupational hazard when picking up new languages. We first looked at soome of the Elixi

  • Seven More Languages: Elixir Day One

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    Elixir has been getting a lot of interest recently. It's a functional, concurrent language that compiles to bytecode for the Erlang VM. As well as concurrency, it has strong support for metaprogramming with hygenic macros — think Scheme but without all the parentheses. The syntax is really p

  • Review — Ciderniks Ten Years After

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    I am pretty excited to try this cider out. I had mentioned some time ago to my work colleague Pete that I thought Ciderniks made some pretty ace ciders and bless him, he bought me a few bottles for a birthday treat.This year I am trying to be effi

  • 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

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