March 2015 Meeting Notes
Compiled by Dave Jaffe
Contributions from Kevin Appert and others
SVFIG on Google+ Hangout:
url - tinyurl
(1:27:26) - afternoon
Coffee and a Chat
Cubic Virial Equation of State - CH Ting
considering gas, liquid, solid state equilibrium, the Cubic Virial Equation of
State performs much better than the van der Waals Equation of State as the
former eliminates the singularity of the latter. Although solid state is
present in all materials, it has eluded chemical physicists until now.
- Slides - 783 Kb pdf file
- Haiku Monthly - Brad Nelson
Join our monthly
voyage into the kaleidoscopic world of Forth Haiku. Catch the news, views,
and hues of the latest Haiku masterpieces.
- In this month's edition:
- - A Storm of Spam
- - Maritime Signal Flags
We ate at the
Introductions, Rumors, and Gossip
A driver for the FT800 GPU in ANS Forth - James
A 100% live demonstration of an
self-contained CPU + graphics + touch system. This will include some
brand-new demos. Plus ... how pure is your ANS Forth?
- Demo - video, no
Block Editor 2: Blocks of Doom - Brad
For a decade ... they were a part of your daily life.
simpler time ... a trusty companion.
They took you places you'd never dreamt
They made you faster and stronger ... than you'd ever been
They put magic at your fingertips.
They made you laugh.... they
made you cry.
But as the world raced forward, they stayed the same.
the future became the present, they faded into the background.
thought you'd seen the last of them ...
In 2015, the
block editor of yesterday becomes the editor of tomorrow.
A new kind of
block editor for a future filled with danger and armed with all new powers:
files, color, search, and more columns than ever before.
While armies of
thousands toil on operating systems with millions of lines of code, where the
privacy, security, and fate of billions hang in the balance, one editor stands
against a tidal wave of complexity.
This March, enter a world where each
line of code makes a difference.
Believe in the power of little
Block Editor 2 --- Blocks of Doom
Your source code awaits
A Shift / Reduce Peephole Optimized Code Generator -
Samuel A. Falvo II
"I'll showcase a relatively simple code generator
prototype capable of translating Forth expressions into relatively efficient
RISC-V assembly. Most stack permutations are optimized away, taking advantage
of the RISC-V's available registers."
Clean Up and Adjourn
Ad Hoc - Engineering Videos, SVFIG Meeting
RerunsSuggested items included:
- SwiftX for
the AVR runs on the Arduinos
- Forth for
- Forth for MSP430
- Forth Tutorials
- Forth CPUs
- Forth Articles and Blogs
- Forth Programming Books
- Forth Jobs - submitted by Dennis Ruffer
Security / DLP Architect - Randstad Technologies - Bellevue, WA
Response Analyst Job - Bechtel - San Francisco, CA
- Other Jobs
- Forth People
- Misc Forth Stuff
- Arduino Day
- 6 Arduino
projects to play with on Arduino Day
- Software Applications
- Space Applications
- Programming Languages other than Forth
hardware debugger pod
Electron: Cellular dev kit with a simple data plan
- Other Books
- Manuals & Documentation
- Electronic Components
Cellar - Issue 297 April 2015 - Fast-Forward with FlashForth
- Dennis Ruffer's backup solutions
- 2BrightSparks -
SyncBackFree, SyncBackSE, SyncBackPro
- Surplus Houses
- Trade Shows
- Personal Computer History