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

  • Review — Crossman’s prime farmhouse cider

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    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

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    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.

  • November 2014 Reading

    Given that this is a book from Yale University press, I would have expected it to be more scholarly, by which I mean I suppose hard to read. As it turns out it is a lightweight, very readable romp through Goldman’s lif

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