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Clive
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Floating on a cloud
Clive "Max" Maxfield   2/19/2014 4:49:03 PM
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@Aubrey (Antedeluvian): You say "Keep any downloads in a write-protected folder on your network"

How about keeping copies in the cloud, like on DropBox?

antedeluvian
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Re: Floating on a cloud
antedeluvian   2/19/2014 8:27:54 PM
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Max

How about keeping copies in the cloud, like on DropBox?

I am a late adopter of many technological "advances" and so I omitted to mention the cloud. I encourgae all forms of storage and possibly more than one type of storage- You may want to read it in 15 years. Look what happened to floppy disks.

 

MWagner_MA
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Coupling test documentation to product docs
MWagner_MA   2/20/2014 7:27:37 AM
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Excelent list.  I wanted to add that once the documentation has been created, it needs formal identification and linking to your product data management system.  Otherwise, in 10years are you going to remember where it was stored?  What if it is used with multiple products?  My process has been to attach test part numbers to the units tested bill of materials so they are forever linked.

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Re: Floating on a cloud
Max The Magnificent   2/20/2014 8:21:44 AM
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@Antedeluvian: Look what happened to floppy disks.

What are you talking about -- they are still with us -- I still have hundreds of them in the bottom of my drawer in my office LOL

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Re: Coupling test documentation to product docs
Max The Magnificent   2/20/2014 8:22:42 AM
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@MWagner: My process has been to attach test part numbers to the units tested bill of materials so they are forever linked.

Clever!

antedeluvian
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Re: Floating on a cloud
antedeluvian   2/20/2014 8:31:07 AM
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Max

What are you talking about -- they are still with us -- I still have hundreds of them in the bottom of my drawer in my office LOL

I still have 8" floppies- and with good stuff on them. I have manuals and diagrams on 5.25" single density from my Osborne 1. They may make good Xmas tree decorations and maybe someone can figure out how to read them with a scanner (I think I mentioned this before) but otherwise they simply serve to stabilise my house during a hurricane.

 

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Re: Floating on a cloud
Max The Magnificent   2/20/2014 8:35:31 AM
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@Antedeluvian: I still have 8" floppies- and with good stuff on them.

I once went to a small electronics fest in Silicon Valley -- at one table there was a guy with a pile of different removable media drives -- he would copy your old files from your old media to a newer format for you for free. I think he was a regular at this annual fest because people were lining up to take advantage of his services.

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Re: Coupling test documentation to product docs
antedeluvian   2/20/2014 8:37:26 AM
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MWagner

 My process has been to attach test part numbers to the units tested bill of materials so they are forever linked

We came up and still use a similar approach, including revving the jigs and flowing it through ECNs to the BOM. We are a small company and so configuration maintenance is a little irritating and according to the bean counter, expensive. So against my advice the practice is being shelved although with our new (and untested) MRP there is a side location that will still carry the information.

We have another problem, which we seem to have solved, is keeping a register of "assets" that are shipped and then returned (sometimes) from subcontractors.

 

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_hm   2/20/2014 7:52:52 PM
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Modern management like to forget old technologies and move forward with new technology with more quantity sale and more profit.

One day they come to department and forces to throw most of parts in junk. They want us to forget and design new products.

 

Measurement.Blues
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Re: Floating on a cloud
Measurement.Blues   2/26/2014 6:53:27 PM
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@max I keep a Win98 computer with both 5-1/4 and 3-1/2 floppy drives just for that. I have an external 3.5 drive that can then plug into newer computers to get data. Problem is that newer computers may note have the saoftware to readsome of the old data.

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