Meeting Agenda for
Saturday, August 16, 2003

Cogswell College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA

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Coffee, Tea, Bagels, and Pastries


Drawing Engine and Algorithm - CH Ting

"The most efficient drawing engine for line-drawing and polygon-fill. It is now implemented in the core of EP32, and uses hardwired logic to draw lines, at 2 machine cycles per point, and at 2 machine cycles per horizontal lines within a 32 pixel boundary. I believe it is the fastest polygon-fill algorithm for its hardware implementation. If you are interested in computer graphics, please come and join the discussions. Forth code and a testing routine will be presented."

"The most efficient circle drawing algorithm. It draws line segments closest to a true circle without multiplications. It employs only addition, subtraction, incrementing, decrementing, and left-shifts. Forth code and testing results will be presented."


Lunch - on your own
Togos or other eateries
Forth On-line Experiments - John A. Peters


Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, and Gossip


Wescon Panel Discussion - Those who attended the show
What was interesting at Wescon?


SVFIG Participation at the Vintage Computer Festival - Dave Jaffe
We will discuss options for promoting SVFIG and Forth at the 6th Annual Vintage Computer Festival on October 11th and 12th at the Computer History Museum in Mt. View.


Radio Play - Kalifer Deil

"No Forth involved but computer technology certainly. It is a 45 minute presentation by the "Apple Engineers". The play is titled "Flight of the Soul" and is based on articles and books by Ray Kurzweil of synthesizer fame. It is done somewhat in the style of "Copenhagen" and "Dinner with Andre" in as much as there is a lot of talking and not a whole lot of action. The music fabric was of course rendered on a Kurzweil synthesizer. I wrote the play and composed the music under the pen name Kalifer Deil."



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