Next Meeting -
Saturday, June 28th
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 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 thereby 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 strangers to enter Cogswell. Those who are authorized
admittance have key-cards.
Final Meeting Agenda for
Due to the closure of
Cogswell College this summer, SVFIG will not be able to enjoy our normal
10:00 --- Coffee and a Chat -
We will meet outside Cogswell's door and
leave a trail of breadcrumbs when we go.
10:15 --- Forth Day 2008
speaker or volunteer to speak!
10:15 --- Book Talk degenerating into
Random Discussion - Kevin Appert
I plan to bring a few Forth
books and chat about them. You're welcome to bring your favorite weighty tomes
as well. Then we'll digress into some discussion impossible to
Noon --- Lunch
Some folks bring
their lunch, some folks go to Togos.
13:00 --- Introductions, announcements,
rumors, and random access - At Cogswell
13:10 --- Logistics and Map
We'll discuss our migration to the
13:25 --- Reform ranks at Computer History
Museum in Mountain View
- These are the activities I've advised the
Computer History Museum we'll be partaking of:
- 13:30 --- PDP-1
demonstration - cancelled
The PDP-1 demo was
included on the E-Mail announcement by mistake. These demos are only offered on
the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.
- 14:00 --- Babbage Difference Engine
- 15:15 --- Visible Storage Tour
(this is the full tour, over an hour)
- There is a Highlights Tour of Visible
Storage you can take on your own (noon and 1:30pm) if you don't want the
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 on
- IRC using wget in GForth -
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.
- Tentative - June Meeting in San Mateo at
the home of CH Ting
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 June,
please contact Kevin