While getting ready to order some Kemet caps from Digi-key (same P/N
posted earlier), I noticed they all had "RIFA" on them. Is this a big
OOPS to order them, or would they be okay?
I tend to prefer fixing something once :).
I picked up a couple of HP 5036A logic trainers today, both of which have
had goopy decaying foam come into contact on their PCBs. What's effective
at removing it? I've only ever had problems with it in locations where I
can use things such as citrus-based cleaners, but I'm a bit wary of using
those around a PCB. Is regular Dawn/water likely to work?
If anybody wants any DEC items brought up there for pickup or to do any
trading, please let me know so I can plan accordingly.
If you want to stop by here, please make arrangements ASAP. I plan on
going up Friday afternoon and returning Saturday evening.
> From: Antonio Carlini
> I think the best thing to do would be to get the data into manx. Manx
> feels like the right tool for finding manuals.
Yes, I agree. Replicating the data, in a system which isn't organized to
hold it (i.e. the CHWiki) would be a desperation move, only to be taken
if nothing else was available.
> From: Matt Burke
> I think his address is legalize at xmission.com.
Ah, thanks very much for that; I'll give that a whirl.
> Let me know how you get on
I will report back here (hopefully there will be news).
yes, bitsavers and the efforts of Al are invaluable!
Considering that I'm referring only to DEC PDFs, but the archive is indeed
far more vast then this, the time to maintain all of it is way over what
normal people would dedicate to free time jobs... simply that could mean
that Al is a superhero itself? :)
On the other side, for ignorant people like me, not knowing exactly what
and where find the right document, browsing over the sea of documents, and
over several sites (without knowing the exact list of addresses either)
could be difficult...
I really appreciate the folder sorting based of bitsavers, while other
archives with a flat list of files with the bare document code (no human
readable title) really needs an index at least...
I could scan all of my documents with a specified resolution and lossless
compression, even if these are duplicates of Carlini's, so these can be
added to bitsavers.
Could it be considered useful?
> From: Al Kossow
> I don't even have time to deal with all of my paper.
Understood. A huge 'thank you' for all the work you have put in, to saving
and making available a massive quantity of old documentation.
Given that we have stuff scattered across a number of sites, rather than
bringing it all to one location, maybe we just need a single site with
pointers to them all. Oh, wait...
I guess I should see if Richard Thomson (he's the last name on:
so I assume it's still him) needs/could use help updating Manx content; anyone
know how to reach him (no contact info anywhere on the site)?
I guess if that fails, I could include links to online manuals in CHWiki
pages. That would be a massive campaign, even just the PDP-11 hardware and
PDP-10 hardware (all I'd want to do) would be weeks of works. There's no way I
could do all the other stuff on Bitsavers (e.g. PDP-10, -11 software, all the
VAX stuff - and that's just DEC).
> From: Jon Elson
> I have NEVER had even the SLIGHTEST damage with FedEx, even their
> ground service. This could just be statistical chance
This. I once had FexEx Ground destroy the entire packaging of a shipment (one
of those rigid plastic tubs, sealed closed with those tension tapes) so badly
they had to build entirely new packaging for it.
Assume _all_ shippers will throw your item across the room, and pack
accordingly - because they will.