Month: June 2013


Considerations for storing Excel cell value in code

You may hate Excel, but you may find a discussion of how Excel stores cell values interesting. So I have a spreadsheet library. The biggest concern at the initial stage was how to store all the spreadsheet data efficiently. I hear people talking about millions of cells, so I’m scared. If my program stores a […]


File upload size limit in IIS

Yay file uploads. As if letting the users to type in stuff into the web application giving me SQL injection nightmares weren’t enough, now I have to let users upload files. Peachy. So during my investigations into the limits of file uploading, I found that I couldn’t upload a file more than 30MB on my […]


Academic self-publishing

As of this writing, I’ve worked in the academic industry for slightly over 3 months. More on this later. Claire Morgan sent me this article on academic self-publishing. There are good points and bad points regarding self-publishing, which are exaggerated particularly so for the academic industry. I should know, since I’m making a web application […]