Charlie Harvey


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  • Disable irritating Windows 10 update notices

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    Windows 10 is horrible. Its a bug-ridden privacy invasion fest of the highest order. I realize that many working people are stuck within an abusive realtionship with Redmond and will be forced eventually to upgrade because they need Office 20XX.There is no need to be nagged to upgrade now though

  • March 2016 reading

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    Sauter looks at DDoS actions to think through if they can be ethically justified — and concludes that they can, but only if they aren’t very effective. Actually her argument is rather more subtle than this, and she also makes what I thi

  • Review — Hecks dry Somerset farmhouse cider

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    At present, Nor and I are enjoying a couple of days in the hippy Mecca of the southwestern United Kingdom. I refer of course to Glastonbury, with its mysterious tor rising in the mists of Avalon, its purveyors of superstitious nick-nacks and its many oc

  • February 2016 reading

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    A collection of various stuff that Stephenson has written including some very cyberpunk short stories, essays from Wired and a couple of interviews. The largest piece, Mother Earth, mother board is the utterly enthralling story of undersea cables,

  • January 2016 Reading

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    A genuinely disturbing account of the mendacity of French and British politicians and how they bullied, lied and backstabbed their way through 50 years of imperialism in the Middle Eas

  • 2016 Reading

    Here’s all the books that I read in 2015, by month. On the each month’s page there’s quick review or synopsis of each book that I read in that month.

  • December 2015 Reading

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    I don’t read nearly enough entertaining essays and short pieces of writing. That is what I felt after reading Crosley’s at times laugh-out-loud funny collection of autobiographical writing on everything from visiting Port

  • Why sum and product types?

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    When reasoning about functional types it sometimes helps to take a step away from the compiler and delvelop some informal intuitions about why things work the way that they do.When I read about algebraic data types they seemed rather complex notions. Algebraic data types, I discovered from wikiped