Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Wed Jun 14 05:54:53 CDT 2006
On Wednesday 14 June 2006 07:03 am, Jules Richardson wrote:
> Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > I stopped using alldatasheet.com when they started "branding" their
> > datasheets with a page (!) added to the end of each one saying where it'd
> > been downloaded from. Where the heck do they get off doing that?!
> > Wasting my download time, my disk space...
> > There are other sites out there that don't do this.
> I agree it's irritating, but sometimes such sites are the only ones that
> carry the datasheet you need - I'm certainly not going to complain at an
> extra page if it means I can have the datasheet at all.
True. But I'm still working my way through that, and finding out...
> It *might* be useful having a record of which site a datasheet came from,
> anyway, in case at a later date other sheets from the same IC family are
> needed. Too often I find myself needing to refer to related information of
> some info that I already have (that may be several years old), and find
> myself having no clue where I actually got the original from!
I don't really have any record of where I got most of the datasheets that I
have on hand here, some of the sites I've used aren't around any more (Dial
Electronics for one, which now refers to you to someplace else), and having
been collecting these for a couple of years it's a bit late for me to want to
> These cover sheets tend to be pretty much form pages - free from noise and
> highly compressible. I doubt they add much to the total download size at
> all (I'd check, but I can't be bothered going through my downloaded
> datasheets to find one with the cover sheet :-)
I did take note of the fact that a great many of the ones that I had that were
branded were between 5-10K larger in size than the ones that weren't, though
some of the replacements were actually larger (maybe 1 in 20 or so).
> Can't do much about the bandwidth, but you can always strip the cover sheet
> out of the downloaded PDF if it's that much of a problem.
What tools would you use to do this? I did get a hold of a package that
should let me do that, and may look into it if it gets to the point where I
can't find any replacements, but that's also an awful lot of time to spend.
And at this point there ain't enough hours in a day...
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ablest -- form of life in this section of space, a critter that can
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