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1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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Agenda to: George
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the door. The front door will also be checked at 20 to 30 minute intervals to
accommodate individuals without cellphones.
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any circumstances, allow strangers to enter Cogswell. Those who are authorized
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Meeting Agenda for
09:45 --- Coffee and a Chat
10:00 --- Greetings from your Cogswell
Host - Tim Duncan
Tim will definitely be there and we're hoping
he'll say a few words.
10:10 --- Forth Day 2008
speaker or volunteer to speak!
Note: As of this writing we have not
heard from Ting. If he shows up, he may be taking the morning session.
10:30 --- 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
13:20 --- Field Trip Logistics -
We'll talk about plans to visit the Iron Man Museum in
Sunnyvale some Saturday coming "soon".
13:25 --- Coming Attractions: Sellam in
Sellam Ismail is coming to SVFIG next month. I expect he'll
talk about the vacation the Vintage Computer Festival is taking this year and
his plan to get volunteer help with what had been mostly his one-man
13:30 --- New at IntellaSys - John
Rible, et al
"IntellaSys announced the s40c18 today, complete with
Elizabeth Rather-written manuals, so we may have a few things to talk
14:00 --- Lots of Dots - Kevin
Kevin will discuss the creation of 7x9 (or so) dot matrix ROM
font tables for LCDs with SwiftForth or Excel spreadsheets. If you're labeling
plots or graphics on raster displays, this may come in handy.
15:00 --- Random Access - All in
We always find something to talk about.
15:30 --- Herman Remembered - All
We'll spend a few minutes talking about our memories of
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 in October - Sellam
It is expected that he'll talk about the vacation the Vintage
Computer Festival is taking this year and his plan to get volunteer help with
what had been mostly his one-man show.
Coming to SVFIG on
- IRC using wget in GForth -
- Forth 200x Standards and Other
Topics - Leon Wagner
- ARM7 Firmware Engineering Workshop
- CH Ting
- Presentation title forthcoming -
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 September,
please contact Kevin