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

  • Making a secure elasticsearch on openshift with data from MySQL

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    As part of my role at New Internationalist I have a monthly reading day. This month I was researching Elasticsearch. This post summarizes the functional prototype setup I built to learn a little more about the elasticsearch technology. It also gave me a chance to have a play with RedHat’s

  • Browser tabs are not a do-list

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    Today, something of a rant. Or at least a reminder to myself not to do something that I do all too often. You see, I keep tabs open in my browser. Sometimes for weeks on end. Why, I don’t know, at least on a rational level. Whenever I try to close a tab, I get an overpowering sense of panic.

  • Making nor’s shop with simplecart.js

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    A couple of weeks back I helped nor to set up a shop to sell her beautiful handmade cards - you should definitely have a look. I used simplecart.js to add the cart to a view in her Drupal 7 site. Simplecart.js is a very minimalist e-commerce tool that I have wanted to play round wit

  • Review — Rogers’ Hedgelayer Cyder

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    It has been a while since my last cider review. Serendipitously one of my colleagues bought in a bottle of Rogers’ Hedgelayer Cyder for me to sample this week. It is seldom the case that I am known to turn down an opportunity to drink some cider

  • House of the Commons

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    This week’s voluntary web project was helping the folks from House of the Commons with their wordpress site. House of the Commons is a four day event organised by citizens, activists and housing professionals concerned with the UK housing crisis, specifically focusing on Oxfor

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