Saturday, April 24th
Building 550 - Room
SVFIG will meet at Stanford
in Building 550 (aka Peterson Building). Its relationship to Terman
Engineering Center (the former meeting place) can be found on these maps -
Slide1 or Slide2.
There is open parking on
weekends. Park in any A or C or metered space.
Enter the building from
Panama Mall. The door is labeled "Building 550 - Mechanical Engineering
Design Group". Walk up the stairs just inside the doorway. Room 200 is on
the left at the top of the stairs. (In the event that the building door is
locked, there will either be someone on duty to let you in or a cellphone
number to call. Do not ask Stanford students to let you in and do not enter
the building behind students.)
Temporary wireless Internet
access at the meeting can be arranged by sending an email request to Dave Jaffe
(dljaffe -at- stanford.edu).
If you would like to have
meeting announcements e-mailed to you, send the message Subscribe SVFIG
Meeting Agenda to: George
How you can help SVFIG:
- Bring your speaker and topic suggestions
to every meeting!
- Your input for and participation in next
year's Forth Day is always welcomed.
Coming to SVFIG:
Task Interface in Forth for eCOS -
Part 2 - John E. Harbold
"I'll present the object-oriented
interface to the task interface in Forth for
eCOS. This will describe the way to
create and manage tasks in Forth."
topic channels, four new episodes per week.
Botbash 2000 Video
A cheapie video
of a May 2000 robot rumble in Mesa, AZ.
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.
Solicitations for presentations and
Mitch Bradley's Forth in C
volunteer is needed to present and demonstrate this software.
PowerMops Forth for the Mac -
Kevin Appert: "Mops
is an open-source, full-featured, object-oriented stand-alone programming
language for Mac OS X descended from the much-beloved NEON. I now have a
working installation and when I know enough to do a good demo, Ill be
doing a talk. Id be grateful for any help and advice from anyone familiar
- PowerMops on
Carbon Mac Forth - Kevin
Kevin Appert: "Mac Forth
was the first programming language used on the bench to bring up the Mac and
the first programming language with Mac API available to the public. I have
substantial interest in the current version, Carbon Mac Forth and Im
hoping to do what I can to promote it. I'm unable to contact Ward McFarland,
the Carbon MacForth guy. If anybody knows a good way to buy a copy, please fill
me in! His email appears full and he doesn't reply. The phone number is out of
service, but the website is still up. Im hoping that if Carbon Mac Forth
is now an orphan, we can make all the source and executable available on our
Please indicate your interest for these
If you have anything you'd
like to talk about this month,
please contact Kevin