Charlie Harvey


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  • 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’7 need a phone line to

  • 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

  • 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 with for a

  • 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, let this be n excepption to that

  • 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 Oxford, but

  • Winter Hacktionlab 2014

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    Very exciting news this. There is going to be a (an?) Hacktionlab this winter once more. As often happens the event will be held at Bradford’s 1 in 12 Club — one of the longest running Anarchist social spaces in the UK. This year we will all no doubt raise a glass to our fallen comrad