October 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 (1:03:13) - afternoon (2:56:20)

10:00

Coffee and a Chat

10:30

One Step DNA Pattern Search - CH Ting
"I have tried many different methods to search for similar patterns in DNA genomes. I have consolidated all the computing steps into a single Forth file and can perform a one-click analysis for a particular genome. The analysis should be extremely fast, because the genome data are linked in 4096 threads. When I rewrote the code in Python, the source code length shrank to 1/2 page by utilizing Python’s list functions."

Slides - 421 Kb pdf file

11:30

Lunch
We enjoyed lunch at The Treehouse.

13:00

Introductions, Rumors, Gossip, and Announcements

13:00

The Early Days of Ampex - Jay McKnight
To mark the removal of the landmark Ampex sign, Jay will review the history of one of the earliest bay area technology companies.

Slides - 1.51 Mb pdf file
History of the Early Days of Ampex Corporation
Jay McKnight on Wikipedia

14:13

Break

14:28

More about Intelligent Forth OS for Robotics - Don Golding
Don will continue his presentation about his use of Forth to develop an Intelligent OS for robotics.

Slides - 66 Kb pdf file

Don Golding
President
Solar Power Corp. & AI Engineering
1708 South Santa Fe
Santa Ana, CA   92705
714/658-5739

15:30

Travel Photos - Dennis Ruffer
Dennis showed photos from his trip to Alaska.

Original Album
Google Album

15:50

Chuck Moore’s Dinner Speech at EuroForth 2018 - Chuck Moore
Euroforth 2018 was held on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at a venue in sight of the famous Forth Bridges (now 3 of them!). As this year is recognized as the 50th Anniversary of Forth, Charles Moore was invited as the Guest of Honor. He gave an after dinner speech which was captured on YouTube (18:57) by Jaanus Poial.

Was not presented

15:50

Random Access
A discussion will ensue, or perhaps we'll watch: Adam Savage's Maker Faire 2018 presentation - (14:24)

Was not presented

16:00

Clean Up and Adjourn


Other items:

Forth
eForth - a small Forth Implementation by CH Ting
64 Forth for Commodore
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
Products in Forth
Misc Forth Stuff
Computers
Chips
Components
Software Applications
Battery Control Van simulation
Space Applications
Programming Languages other than Forth
Operating Systems
Utilities
Hardware
Other Books
Manuals & Documentation
Articles
Applications
Stores
Robots
Games
Companies
Lectures
People
Surplus Houses
Meetings
Videos
Courses
Trade Shows
Podcasts
Personal Computer History
The Commodore 64 Mini Comes with Over 60 Games, ’80s Nostalgia
The C64 MINI - Unboxing Teardown and Review (video 14:28)
Tutorials
Education
Contests
Blogs
Other
When Calculators Were Revolutionary


Meeting Announcement

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