Charlie Harvey

Fun & Games

27 Fun & Games articles in total, showing 1 to 10

  • Happy 11th birthday charlieharvey.org.uk

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    A mere few days ago — 27 June 2015 to be precise — charlieharvey.org.uk celebrated its 11th birthday. They grow up quick, don’t they? It is now officially old enough to go to big school, at least if the Tories haven’t closed all the schools yet. In internet terms, 11 is anc

  • Video: esoteric programming languages by TheBreakingBit

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    This recent video by TheBreakingBit amused me. The incredible creativity that has gone into creating languages that ar, let’s face it, a little bit silly is staggering. A favourite effort of mine that is missing from this video is Damian Conway’s fabulous CPAN module Lingua::Romana::Pe


  • Tool: Get thumbnail images for youtube videos

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    Here is a small tool for grabbing the thumbnail image for a youtube video — something I sometimes need to do and always have to DDG or Google. There is a very helpful StackOverflow answer, which it is straightforward to implement in Javascript.Just paste a youtube url in the box, choose your

  • 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’7 need a phone line to

  • N shades of #XXXXXX: An HTML5 book-cover maker

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    E L James’s lightweight pornographic novel Fifty Shades of Grey was a publishing sensation a few years back. I am told there will even be a film soon. It has spawned many imitators. Hence this tool which allows you to make your own homage to Fifty Shades. With any colour available in the