I frequently have to take information from spreadsheets and insert it into a database. I prefer not to insert numeric data into generic text fields. I would rather have data that is strongly typed. It’s harder to run a sum() or avg() function on a text column. Tired of manually replacing bad characters in number fields and converting XLS to CSV to an import or loader utility, I cobbled together some JavaScript to do my […]

Fools Day

So, April first is always a good day to be a web programmer. You have the ability to apply changes almost instantly without pushing out a new software package or whatever and you get to do something stupid to annoy people. So, I took it upon myself to turn our intranet home page upside down with a wee bit of style, CSS style. The snippet of style follows and here is a link to a […]