Charlie Harvey


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  • Tip: Email with attachments from the *nix commandline

    This is a quick tute for folk who want to send email from the commandline under the various Unices, especially those who also need to include attachments. This has been tested on Debian GNU/Linux with Icedove/Thunderbird. We start by simply sending an email from the commandline. I shall use th

  • June 2011 Reading

    I am not a designer. But I do often end up doing design. That's why I was interested in this title. Now the PDF ended up on a machine I control, so I grabbed a copy to see what it was like. I thought it w

  • Cidered up techs in a field? Must be BarnCamp 2011!

    This post is a slightly edited version of the BarnCamp 2011 blog post, which appeared on New Internationalist's tech blog. I am a big fan of the BarnCamp.I first went along to what was then called the Hacktionlabin 2009, and found a unique combination of stunningly gorgeouscountryside,

  • Tip: from the commandline

    This is a pretty minimal tip. The other day I was looking for a way to shorten URLs from the commandline. Now the API expects you to authenticate before doing any shortening (I’ve not pulled apart the web ui to see if its possible without). The URL shortener has no such restric

  • Perlmonks User RSS Maker

    Monk   This is a tool for making an minimal RSS feed of a user's posts from the Perlmonks website. I made it to incude my perlmonks posts in my Drupal life aggregator with my perlmonks posts. You can construct an url to get ther feed from scripts or the CLI by hand usinghttp://charlie

  • Io — Day Three

    It all looked so easy, especially after the monster list of assignments on Io, day two. Well, appearances can be deceptive it seems. The place where I got stuck was on question three. Try as I might I couldn't override the colon operator as I wanted to do. It worked fine on the commandline. No pr

  • Iceweasel/Firefox 4 or 5 on Debian Squeeze

    I don't know if you heard about it but Fabrice Bellard recently made a Javascript PC emulator that could boot a full linux with emacs and vi and even a c compiler. Which is insane. I wanted to check it out, but the core Iceweasel on Debian Squeeze (3.5) isn't up to the job, Fabrice has coded it t

  • Tool: Twitter RSS Feed Getter

    Update: Now this uses my new tool. Please donate and keep online.User: With replies?:   Love it or loathe it, it looks like Twitter is likely to remain an important part of the infrastructure of the interwebs for some time. Bac