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

  • Review — Hecks dry Somerset farmhouse cider

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    At present, Nor and I are enjoying a couple of days in the hippy Mecca of the southwestern United Kingdom. I refer of course to Glastonbury, with its mysterious tor rising in the mists of Avalon, its purveyors of superstitious nick-nacks and its many oc

  • February 2016 reading

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    A collection of various stuff that Stephenson has written including some very cyberpunk short stories, essays from Wired and a couple of interviews. The largest piece, Mother Earth, mother board is the utterly enthralling story of undersea cables,

  • January 2016 Reading

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    A genuinely disturbing account of the mendacity of French and British politicians and how they bullied, lied and backstabbed their way through 50 years of imperialism in the Middle Eas

  • December 2015 Reading

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    I don’t read nearly enough entertaining essays and short pieces of writing. That is what I felt after reading Crosley’s at times laugh-out-loud funny collection of autobiographical writing on everything from visiting Port

  • Why sum and product types?

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    When reasoning about functional types it sometimes helps to take a step away from the compiler and delvelop some informal intuitions about why things work the way that they do.When I read about algebraic data types they seemed rather complex notions. Algebraic data types, I discovered from wikiped

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