Charlie Harvey


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  • A spot of immersive storytelling

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    Yesterday marked the launch of one of New Internationalist's first multimedia immersive long-form pieces, Smoke and Mirrors. Cooking smoke is responsible for a staggering amount of deaths in the world — more than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined. Not only that, the need for wood c

  • Get an RSS feed of a Twitter search Get an RSS feed of a Twitter search cover image

    One of the things that people often ask me to add to is support for generating an RSS feed from a Twitter search. In fact some of the code that I originally used to build it was targetted at achieving exactly that objective. I am now working 90% time at my day job, so I had a rare after

  • Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks

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    Back in 2011, I took up the challenge of learning Seven Languages in Seven Weeks. The book is Bruce Tate’s tour through seven of the most interesting languages about. I eventually finished working my way through the exercises and blogging about it in early 2012, almost a year after starting.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bad sex media? Bingo!

    The way that the media portrays sexuality is problematic. And there is a great project that points out the problems with the media view of sexuality over at Bad Sex Media Bingo. So Nor and I made an interactive version of it which now lives at We made it

  • 2013 site redesign

    This site is almost 10 years old believe it or not. Which is a lifetime in web years. The frontend mostly runs of a pile of cgi scripts and HTML::Template files that have grown organically over the years. The backend is developed using the Catalyst framework. So, I’ve decided that it