Posts Categorized: Ramblings

  • Ramblings

    What I do all day – the digital electoral register

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    This one is for the non-programmers out there. I’m writing a program that takes electoral registers from around the country and sticks in the same place.  The reason for this is that it’s a Good Thing To Do. Hopefully I’ve not lost you yet. Local authorities are obliged by law to send their unabridged registers… Read more »

  • Programming, Ramblings

    Why I hate spreadsheets (part one of many)

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    CSV should be defined somewhere, right?  You should be able to tell if CSV is well formed? WRONG.  This is going to be the first post of many on CSV, the devils own file format. Here’s the closest you can get to a specification of the CSV format, the RFC for the CSV MIME type…. Read more »