April 2018 Meeting Notes

Compiled by Dave Jaffe

Contributions from Kevin Appert and others


SVFIG on Google+ Hangout: long url - tinyurl

SVFIG on Google+ - SVFIG on YouTube - SVFIG on YouTube Live

SVFIG YouTube Channel

Videos: morning (1:14:37) - afternoon (2:41:49)

10:00

Coffee and a Chat

10:30

MicroRNA and Long Non-Coding RNA - CH Ting
"MicroRNA (miRNA) looks like Forth tokens and long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) looks like Forth token lists. These are mechanisms used by cells to run their “cell computers’. If so, the cell runs a Forth computer, and God probably wrote the DNA code in Forth!"

Slides - 396 Kb pdf file
NONCODE - an integrated knowledge database dedicated to non-coding RNAs
miRBASE - a searchable database of published miRNA sequences

11:30

Lunch
We enjoyed lunch at The Treehouse.

13:30

Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, and Gossip
Possible discussion topics include: Have you seen something cool? Have your read a good book? Have you heard a good podcast? Can you share the interesting things you are working on? These do not have to be Forth-related.

Haiku Update – Brad Nelson
Browse Websites – Kevin Appert
Device Trees – Andreas Wagner

14:00

Update on the IBM 1130 Forth Project - Carl Claunch
Cancelled

14:30

Break

14:40

USB Boot Utilities- Dennis Ruffer & John E. Harbold
Dennis and John will present an overview of multiboot USB utilities and their applications.

15:30

MultiBoot USB Utilities- John Glauvitz
John will present an overview of multiboot USB utilities.

Slides - 1.08 Mb pdf file
Etcher - Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives
Rufus
SARDU MultiBoot Creator
MultiBootUSB - on SourceForge
YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator
XBOOT - Multiboot ISO USB Creator (Windows)
BOOTICE Portable
WiNToBootic
Easy2Boot
WinSetupFromUSB
Grub2Win
RMPrepUSB
Shamur XBoot
UNetbootin
tonymacx86 - MAC Image
Multiple Operating Systems or ISO's Bootloader for a USB Stick?
How To Put Multiple ISO Files In One Bootable USB Disk | Create Multiboot USB Disk
Creating a Multi OS Multiboot USB Install Drive: OSX / Windows / Linux
How to Create a Bootable Multiboot USB for Windows and Linux
12 Best Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation Tools / Software
How to Install Multiple Bootable Operating Systems on One USB Stick
Is there a way to set up a multi-boot USB flash drive?
How to Create a Master Installation Flash Drive with Multiple Versions of Windows
How to Boot 10 Different Live CDs from 1 USB Flash Drive
ISO Tools
boot-repair-disk - A rescue disk that includes Boot Repair Tool
System Rescue CD
Clonezilla: The Free and Open Source Software for Disk Imaging and Cloning
Ultimate Boot CD
GNOME Partition Editor
Filesystem Manipulations Tools
The Syslinux Project
Grub2Win
ms-sys - A Linux program for writing Microsoft-compatible boot records
E2fsprogs: Ext2/3/4 Filesystem Utilities

16:00

Clean Up and Adjourn


Other items:

Forth
Forth for MSP430
Forth Tutorials
Forth CPUs
Forth Articles and Blogs
Forth Programming Books
Forth Jobs - submitted by Dennis Ruffer
Other Jobs
Green Arrays
Forth People
Misc Forth Stuff
Computers
Chips
Components
Software Applications
Space Applications
Programming Languages other than Forth
Operating Systems
Utilities
Internet Speed Guide submitted by Jason Linton, Communications Specialist for The Gateway
Hardware
Other Books
Manuals & Documentation
Articles
Applications
Stores
Robots
Games
Companies
Lectures
People
Surplus Houses
‘End of an era’: WeirdStuff Warehouse closed Sunday
Meetings
Videos
Courses
Trade Shows
Podcasts
Personal Computer History
Imagining the Personal Computer: Conceptualizations of the Homebrew Computer Club 1975–1977
Tutorials
Education
Contests
Blogs
Other


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