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1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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Agenda to: George
Wireless Internet access is anticipated
(though not guaranteed) at Cogswell, so bring your wi-fi enabled
attending SVFIG meetings, please be aware that Cogswell College now locks its
doors on weekends. To facilitate your entry to the building, there will be an
SVFIG member stationed at the door from 9:45am to 10:15am to admit recognized
SVFIG meeting attendees. If you are attending an SVFIG meeting for the first
time, please bring a printout of this agenda to identify your interest in Forth
and to gain admission. If you arrive after 10:15am, there will be a telephone
number posted for you to call to alert someone of your presence at the door.
The front door will also be checked at 20 to 30 minute intervals to accommodate
individuals without cellphones.
Do not under
any circumstances allow any strangers to enter Cogswell. Those who are
authorized admittance have key-cards.
09:45 --- Coffee and a Chat
10:00 --- Forth Day 2008 - Kevin
Suggest a speaker or volunteer to speak!
10:20 --- Multi-Track MIDI File -
The MIDI file standard allows one file to have many
independent tracks, allowing mixing of many voices. In my earlier talk,
multi-tracking was left as a student exercise. Now the student has returned to
finish the assignment. I will also report on my project to digitize 1000 gospel
songs written by a Chinese farm girl. These songs are very popular in
Noon --- Lunch
Some folks bring
their lunch, some folks go to Togos.
13:00 --- Introductions, Announcements,
Rumors, Random Access
13:15 --- Rainbow Forth - Brad
Brad is tinkering with
Rainbow Forth, a
reimplementation of colorForth that can make Windows / Linux system calls. It
is a work in progress. He would like to show us what he has so far, and get
14:15 --- Short Break - time
14:30 --- The ML1 Compiler - Steven
Steven will discuss how to install, understand, and use the
ML1 macro cross compiler for creating a custom language or runtime ML1 software
- ML1 on Wikipedia
16:00 --- Adjourn
How you can help SVFIG:
- Bring your speaker and topic suggestions
to every meeting!
- Your input to and participation in the
next year Forth Day is always welcomed.
Coming to SVFIG in the future
WAV File and Soundcard I/O Software
Using Win32Forth - Andy Korsak
This software was written for
amateur radio applications. Andy has suggested that it might be useful to look
at his code in advance of his talk. Contributions to this work-in-progress
would be welcomed. You can download and view his sound card software on the
group (membership required), or here.
Please register your interest for these
- Viewing of Analog by Design shows
hosted by Bob Pease - list of
- The world's second Babbage Engine is
coming to town. Maybe we can have a meeting at the Computer History Museum to
take a look.
- Review and discussion of recent postings
- Review and discussion of interesting Forth
projects and many files at the
Off the table:
- There has been a lack of interest for a
presentation by a representative from Gumstix.
- There has been no success in contacting
the author of
Forth - written locally by Cliff L. Biffle
- A tour of
TechShop in Menlo Park is not
planned at this time. If you would like to visit the facility, please make your
own arrangements. Check out their talks, events, and instructional
If you have anything you'd
like to talk about in January,
please contact Kevin