Saturday, July 25th
Center can be found on these maps - just search for Terman:
Google map or
Searchable Stanford Campus
There is open parking on
weekends. Park in any A or C or metered space.
Take the elevator to the 5th
floor. Walk across the foyer and up the ramp just to the left of the glassed-in
office. Room 556 is at the top of the ramp - entrance on the left.
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anticipated (though not guaranteed) at Stanford, so bring your wi-fi enabled
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Meeting Agenda to: George
Meeting Agenda for July
10:00 --- Coffee and a Chat
10:15 --- Video from
July 2008 SVFIG Meeting - CH Ting et
That month our room at Cogswell wasn't available, so a few members
convened at Ting's meeting house in San Mateo. Masa taped Ting's presentation
as well as some of the rest of the meeting. We'll all have a look at Ting's
11:40 --- Lunch
To avoid the "noon lemming effect", we'll leave a little early.
13:00 --- Introductions, Announcements,
Rumors, and Random Access
13:15 --- Photos from Intel Museum and
Museum of American Heritage Visits - Dave Jaffe, Kevin Appert, Jay
McKnight, Masa Kasahara
"We will narrate our observations and
14:00 --- Break
14:20 --- A New Generation of Forth Arrays
and Tools - Jeff Fox
Jeff will review the details of the Green
Arrays GA4, GA32, and GA144 and give an example of software using the hardware
changes that Chuck has listed on his website. He will demonstrate an
interactive Forth on a GA32 talking to ColorForth on a PC.
As Permitted by Time --- Videos -
Jeff will bring in a box of digital video of old Forth
presentations going back eighteen years and let anyone make CD or DVD copies as
they choose. We may actually screen one or two!
16:00 --- Adjourn
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:
Coming in August:
Logarithms and Exponentials - Eric Smith
topic channels, four new episodes per week.
Botbash 2000 Video
video of a May 2000 robot rumble in Mesa, AZ.
Prototyping with QFP Parts -
This presentation will be based on an article in the
September 2008 issue of Circuit Cellar entitled "Prototyping with QFP
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.
Looking for a
volunteer to present this.
"I've sent an email to the implementer of the PACE FIG-Forth and he responded.
I think he got the idea that my invitation to present was 'one-time' rather
than 'any time'. Hopefully when there is something else PACE-related on the
program, he'll join us and present."
Meet the Mac - Kevin
Kevin Appert: "I'm having trouble emailing Ward McFarland, the
Carbon MacForth guy. If anybody knows a good way to buy a copy, fill me in! The
email doesn't bounce but it doesn't get answered. The phone number is out of
service but the website is still up. I'm also getting error boxes when I try to
start PowerMops under OS-9.1, so if anybody wants to help out there I'd be
Please register your interest for these
If you have anything you'd
like to talk about for the July meeting,