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

  • Font of the month: Source Serif Pro

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    Adobe surprised me back in 2012 when they contributed the Source Sans Pro font to the community, along with a monospaced variant called Source Code Pro. In May 2014, the Source family were joined by Source Serif Pro. Source Serif Pro was designed by Frank GrieƟhammer to complement Source Sans Pr

  • Review — Crossman’s prime farmhouse cider

    Review — Crossman’s prime farmhouse cider cover image

    My pal Mike got hold of a 10 litre box of Crossman’s prime farmhouse cider for me a while back. I am only now getting round to reviewing it. My tardiness may perhaps be related to having a such large supply of cider

  • Review — Chucklehead Dry Cider

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    My colleague Pete recently got hold of some Chucklehead cider from the interwebs. He kindly shared a bottle with me so that I could have a try. Chucklehead is a Devon cider, made by Michael and Liz Dinnage on their small family farm near Tiverton since 1

  • Saturday at the 2014 Logan Symposium: my highights

    Saturday at the 2014 Logan Symposium: my highights cover image

    On Saturday at the Barbican in London I attended the 2014 Logan symposium — a conference that was intended to bring together key figures in the fight against invasive surveillance and secrecy. The idea was to build alliances between progressive cyber-activists, hackers and journalists. Speaker

  • December 2014 Reading

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    I’m currently in the process of reviewing Introducing Elixir for the FLOSSUK newsletter. Elixir is a dynamic, functional language that runs on the Erlang virtual machine.

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