Meeting Agenda for
Saturday, May 22, 2004

Cogswell College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA

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Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Bagels, and Pastries


Resources on the Web for USB Development - Kevin Appert
With the help of the internet, Kevin will lead us through a tour of USB development resources including USB basics: pinouts, signals, and programming with Windows.

USB Toys
USB Coffee Warmer

A better way to do numeric input conversion - LaFarr Stuart
LaFarr will discuss a short DOS assembly language program he has written to do a variety of artimetic operations on large numbers. See the meeting notes for a link to the program.


Lunch - on your own: Togos or other local eateries


Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, and Gossip


midiForth - CH Ting
"I am trying to build a midi-translator which reads a midi file and outputs a Forth text file which has midi messages in Forth source code form. This Forth text file can then be compiled by a midi-compiler to regenerate the original midi file. Translating a midi file to a Forth text file allows one to edit and to modify a midi file. It also allows one to compose music in text and then play it on midi instruments, Media Player, or any such PC utility. My own purpose of this midi-translator/midi-compiler is to play the Bach organ music I had already coded. If it works, I will retire my old 4.77 MHz PC clone (with the CRT display, the 12 channel counter timer, and 6 speakers), and reclaim the lab space."



After meeting

Possible dinner at a location to be determined.

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Meeting Notes

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