From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Acrobat easily handles giant files, was Re: J. Millman, C. C.
Halkias. Integrated Electronics
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 09:33:15 -0400
Organization: I'm trying!
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John Devereux wrote:
> email@example.com (The little lost
> angel) wrote:
> >On Thu, 03 Oct 2002 23:09:37 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell"
> > wrote:
> >> I haven't given up on it, but I am in no hurry to finish it since I
> >>have no place to put it on line.
> >How much space do you need? :)
> I hate to be a party-pooper, but the manufacturers would
> probably object to having their datasheets put up by someone
> John Devereux
It is an indexing system to track what you have, plus obsolete data
sheets . Check the web. There are several sites listing and archiving
data sheets. Most are small and hard to use, the other claims to have
millions of data sheets and is expensive to subscribe to.
The idea is to build a simple framework to find what YOU already have
collected, and a quick way to find them on your system. It also has
links to various manufacturers so you can find, download and add new
data sheets to your index without waiting for the next update.
Partminer was free for a while, but they drove you crazy with phone
calls trying to sell you things. This is to be an evolving system that
I plan on sharing.
Rather than create a custom database that takes a lot of time to
update, it is just a HTML framework to group and index all types of
components designed so that you can download and customize what you
That way you can put a couple shortcuts on the desktop to your
favorite areas so you can go right to a family of chips, a single
vendor, or type of parts. I created a folder in my quick start bar to
take me to the main page, plus the most used areas so just a couple
clicks and I can find every data sheet from any computer on my network.
I have links on the lists to the manufacture's current data sheet for a
part. If you download it, you just edit the link to point to your drive
and location. I will have all my data sheets on a single drive, saved
in folders by vendor names. If people like the idea I will work on it,
time permitting. Since I had to give up my cable modem it takes a lot
more time to do research online. Being ill and unemployed because of it
makes it difficult to spend a lot of time on line. It is spent trying
to find work, and get my VA medical benefits.
Michael A. Terrell