Saturday, April 28th
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Rooms 197A and 197B
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Agenda to: George
Wireless Internet access is anticipated
(though not guaranteed) at Cogswell, so bring your wifi.
When attending SVFIG
meetings, please be aware that Cogswell College now secures its doors on
weekends. There will be an SVFIG member stationed at the door from 10am to
10:15am to let in recognized attendees. If you are attending an SVFIG meeting
for the first time, please bring along a printout of the agenda to identify
your interest in Forth and 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 intervals of 20 to
30 minutes to accommodate those without cellphones.
Do not under any
circumstances let any strangers past the Cogswell doors. Those who are
authorized to be inside have key-cards.
- 10:00 --- Coffee and
- 10:15 --- Multi-Track MIDI - CH
- "MIDI can play a number of tracks
simultaneously. This way you can get a full orchestra running with many
instruments, each playing a track. I will talk about how to program multi-track
MIDI, and the file structure which holds several tracks. I will play a few
pieces for your entertainment."
- Noon --- Lunch
- Some folks bring their lunch, some folks
go to Togos.
- 13:30 --- Introductions, announcements,
rumors, random access
- 14:00 --- Cool Stuff at the Embedded
Systems Conference - Dave Jaffe
- Dave will describe some of the cool
products that impressed him at the recent Embedded Systems Conference.
- 14:45 --- Break
- 15:00 --- Meeting Venue - Kevin
- "Cogswell suits me fine, but some might
prefer TechShop and Ting has suggested Gospel Operation International in
Burlingame. Nobody seems willing to discuss it on the SVFIG list, so we'll talk
about it at the meeting."
- 15:20 --- Book Review and
Discussion - All in attendance
- We will discuss a new book by Lisa Simone,
If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire? Embedded Debugging
Methods Revealed in Technical Mysteries for Engineers.
"This new book manages the unthinkable -
it conveys crucial technical information to engineers without boring them to
tears! In this unique reference, expert embedded designer Lisa Simone provides
the solutions to typical embedded software debugging problems from a fresh new
perspective. She introduces a team of engineers who readers will recognize from
their own workplaces, and then confronts them with real-world debugging
scenarios of progressive complexity, drawing the reader into the 'mysteries'
with their new fictional colleagues, and guiding them step-by-step toward
- 15:40 --- Planning for the May
Meeting - All in Attendance
- Think of something for next month. This
- 16:00 --- Adjourn
Coming to SVFIG soon:
- Tour of TechShop is tentatively planned for
- Propeller Forth
- A representative from
Gumstix will be contacted for a possible May
- Bring your speaker and topic suggestions
to every meeting!
- Your input for November's Forth Day is
If you have anything you'd
like to talk about in April,
please contact Kevin