First of all - it has been a VERY long time since I last wrote something here. I think it must be at least one year...
During this time some water has been flowing under the bridge.
I finally succeeded in destroying my Old and Rusty Digital Alpha-server. That machine dated from 1989 so maybe it was only a decent thing to knock it down.
As i work for the quite big and very blue company I of course now have a series X (System x3500 M2) server humming under my table. That thing has capacity and speed for the next 10 years (I hope).
Now, since I still fiddle with electronics and because I have an almost endless supply of outdated and some not-so-outdated components I usually need good access to component data sheets. The biggest datasheet archivers in the net have quite large collection of this material but IMHO their search engines suck. In addition to that - they seem to have tendency to include all sorts of advertising material on their pages - and some also embed that stuff into the documents. Yuk....
So as I am a programmer and as I also have at least minimum understanding on databases and how to organize a document archiving system I just created one for myself.
I know there are some companies who do not like their documents being "archived" this way so I am prepared to flag certain files as "Private" after which these no longer can be seen outside my local LAN.
There are some features in this thing that I have not seen anywhere in the NET.
- The search drills down into zipped files
- Zipped HTML pages can be browsed - for example the AVR source code documentation (Doxygen).
- Documents can be downloaded in multiple formats
At the moment the archive has more than 50000 documents and if the unzipped versions are counted the figure goes beyond 100000. Not a lot - but quite many are closely related to AVR (well, perhaps the Vacuum tube datasheets as not that close)....
That all being said: