December 2011 Meeting Notes

Compiled by Dave Jaffe

Contributions from Kevin Appert and others


09:45

Coffee and a Chat

10:00

Producing Forth with C Macros - John E. Harbold
In this presentation, John expanded on his Forth Day talk about using macros within the C compiler to compile not just the Forth dictionary structure, but an entire executable Forth kernel.

Slides

11:10

Vitamin C is the Best Medicine - CH Ting
"That's the title of my book on vitamin C. I just got 1180 copies shipped to me. I will show it off and talk about it. The book is in Simplified Chinese, which does not make any difference for you Americans. I will spend most of my time now trying to sell them and some vitamin C on the side."

Slides - 228 Kb pdf file

11:45

Lunch
We ate at the Coffee House, the only place open on campus.

13:00

Introductions, announcements, rumours, and gossip - All assembled
We went around the room and introduced ourselves.

13:30

Money for Nothin' and Your AI for Free - Dennis Ruffer
Dennis recapped the Stanford's Introduction Artificial Intelligence class that he just finished online. We reviewed several instructional modules.

Slides - 331 Kb pdf file
Stanford AI class

14:20

Break

15:10

Hidden Systems: Levels of Perception, Levers of Power - Sellam Ismail
Sam discussed similarities between the legal system and getting into Forth mode on the Canon Cat.

Sellam A. Ismail
VintageTech
Computer Trash Is His Treasure

17:00

Adjourn


Other items:

Forth
RetroForth
Forth for Atari 16-bit computers - download
Original JFAR url
Computers
Slideshow: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet Mini-Teardown
Software
How to Install Additional Software on Your Home Router (DD-WRT)
Hardware
Lattice development board and manual
An Oscilloscope That Fits in Your Watch Pocket - $49
General product info
Product specifications
Forth Programming Books
FORTH, Inc. restored the original graphics to Leo Brodie's Starting Forth (in addition to to Marcel’s updated text)
Dr. Dobb's ToolBook of Forth, Vol. 2 - 1st edition - $67.51
Articles
A Universal Port for 8-Bit Micros
Stores
Robots
Games
Companies
Forth Jobs - submitted by Dennis Ruffer
Lectures
SJ State University - History of Computing "Software is What the Hardware Designers Left Out", by Robert Patrick
People
GreenArrays
Meetings
Videos
Atari Vendors and Information
Best Electronics
B&C ComputerVisions
History and Product FAQ
Bay Area Atari Users Group (BAAUG)
Other
Google Bike
John Rible as Santa

Meeting Announcement

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