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

  • Solved: Icedove/Davical CalDAV events disappear after reloading

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    A while back I upgraded Icedove/Thunderbird on some of my machines. Since then I have been able to add events to my calendar, but they have been disappearing on reload. It has been doing my nut in a bit, so I have written up the issue in case others hit the same problem.tl;drThe problem was th

  • October 2014 Reading

    Algebra of Programming, by Richard Bird and Oege de Moor I was lucky enough to chance upon this book whilst browsing online. It is way beyond my grasp of category theory. But what I did understand was extremely cool! 2014-10-16 by Char

  • A day at IP Expo 2014

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    I recently attended the first day of IP Expo 2014, mostly because of the co-hosted Cyber security event that was happening concurrently, but also to see Tim Berners-Lee talk. And to browse the stalls a bit.The last time I was anywhere near London’s Excel centre, where the event takes place,

  • Video: What is internet? (1994)

    I have a thing about old clips non-technical folks talking about the intertubes. Witness, for example The Kids Guide to the Internet from 1997. Here is a great piece from the archives circa 1994. I love the idea that @ is the about symbol. And that you don’

  • Font of the month: Inconsolata

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    Doing IT and programming for a living means that I look at a lot of monospaced text. Recently I decided to look for a font to replace the trusty Bitstream Vera Mono that I have been using for several years. I found the humanist sans-serif Inconsolata font by Raph Levien, which had been recommende

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