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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.
Meeting Agenda for
09:45 --- Coffee and a Chat
10:00 --- Forth Day 2008 - Kevin
Suggest a speaker or volunteer to speak!
10:10 --- Optimizing Compiler-Assembler
for the eP32 Microprocessor - CH Ting
"I am preparing a eP32
user manual for NASA and have to document a funny macro-assembler implemented
by my colleagues in Taiwan. It is very interesting and can be very useful for
other subroutine thread Forth implementations. It uses a word
doMacro to operate on short machine instruction
sequences, which behave differently in interpreting mode and compiling
Noon --- Lunch
Some folks bring
their lunch, some folks go to Togos.
13:00 --- Introductions, Announcements,
Rumors, and Random Access
13:20 --- Buyer's Guides Online -
Kevin will discuss specialized online references for
the parts and tools of our trade. If you have an interesting link or two,
please bring it along to the meeting.
14:00 --- The Future of the Past - Vintage
Computer Fest Steering Committee Wants You! - Sellam Ismail
Sellam has been overwhelmed by the one-man-show nature of the VCF. After many
years it's his intent to make it more of a team-effort. He's graciously agreed
to come and give us the details of his vision for continuing this remarkable
14:30 --- USB Data Acquisition Modules
- All assembled
We'll be looking at these interesting devices on the
fly. If you have an interesting link or two, please bring it along to the
meeting. Sure hope the wifi is up!
15:00 --- Random Access -
We always find something to talk about. If you have an interesting link
or two, please bring it along to the meeting.
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 -
- 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 October,
please contact Kevin