Saturday, May 26th
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Rooms 197A and 197B
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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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. To gain entry to the building, there will be an SVFIG member
stationed at the door from 10am to 10:15am to admit recognized SVFIG meeting
attendees. If you are attending an SVFIG meeting for the first time, please
bring along a printout of this 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
Do not under any
circumstances let any strangers enter Cogswell. Those who are authorized
admittance have key-cards.
- 10:00 --- Coffee and
- 10:15 --- The Eternal Sorrow -
- "I will show my new movie, The Eternal
Sorrow, which is a long poem by Po Chu-i of the Tang Dynasty on the love
story of Emperor Ming and Lady Yang. The music was set to the songs in
Schubert's Winterreise, which I did 10 years ago. The video images are taken
from a TV series on Emperor Ming. I am adding subtitles in English and in
Chinese so you guys can enjoy it."
- Noon --- Lunch
- Some folks bring their lunch, some folks
go to Togos.
- 13:30 --- Introductions, announcements,
rumors, random access
- 13:45 --- Machine Readable
FIG-Forth - Kevin Appert
- We'd like to make an archive of usable
FIG-Forth code available. If you have working assembly code, not scans,
of the FIG listings or derived from the FIG listings, bring or send it
- 14:00 --- Maker Faire 2007 -
- Dave will describe the sights and sounds
of the Maker Faire held at the San Mateo Fairgrounds last weekend.
- 14:45 --- Break
- 15:00 --- Shareware, Freeware, and
Trialware - All in Attendance
- Bring in the name of your favorite bit of
download. Anything from violin tuners to packet sniffers is fair
How you can help:
- Bring your speaker and topic
suggestions to every meeting!
- Your input for November's Forth Day is
Coming to SVFIG soon:
- A representative from
Gumstix will be contacted for a possible
- A tour of
TechShop is tentatively planned for June.
Interesting TechShop events
- A presentation by Andy Korsak about WAV
file and soundcard I/O software using Win32Forth for amateur radio applications
is being planned for June. His
work is posted on the Yahoo Win32Forth group. You must be a member of this
group to access those files.
Forth - written locally by Cliff L. Biffle
- Don Roberts has some talks in the works:
"First, I've been implementing a re-factored version of Ting's P16 tailored for
Spartan FPGAs, coded in VHDL. Right now it "works" in simulation. Second, I've
been thinking about a talk to follow up Ting's thoughts about minimal
instruction sets. This includes my first hands-on experience; a 4-biter with a
whopping 7 opcodes from the late 1960s."
If you have anything you'd
like to talk about in May,
please contact Kevin