Next Meeting -
Saturday, August 23rd
Terman Engineering Center
Due to the closure of
Cogswell College this summer, SVFIG will not be able to enjoy our normal
meeting rooms this month.
Terman Engineering 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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Agenda to: George
Meeting Agenda for
Coffee and a Chat
10:40 --- Forth Day 2008
speaker or volunteer to speak!
11:00 --- Firmware Engineering Workshop
for ARM7 - CH Ting
"I just finished the flash programming
portion of the Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) project. On booting, eForth
copies itself from Flash memory to RAM and runs from RAM. The application,
written in Forth, is compiled into a dictionary space in RAM. The extended
image of the entire eForth system can now be written back to Flash memory.
After reset, the new image is copied from Flash and runs correctly in RAM. This
effort completes the firmware development cycle."
Noon --- Lunch
Some folks bring
their lunch, some will eat on-campus or nearby.
13:30 --- Introductions, Announcements,
Rumors, and Random Access
14:00 --- Program Development Environment
for Handheld Devices and PCs - Masa Kasahara
Masa has spent a
great deal of time searching for the ideal platform to run his music education
programs. He has looked at many handheld devices that would provide the
portability required to practice anywhere. Important requirements include light
weight, commercial availability, ease of use, ease of developing programs, and
a seamless development environment. Recently, Masa began investigating the
Allegro multi-platform game library for single source development for most
operating systems running on today's PCs.
14:30 --- Random Access - All in
Will it be random or just pseudo-random? We always find
something to talk about.
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 on
- IRC using wget in GForth -
Coming to SVFIG in the future
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 August,
please contact Kevin