Next Meeting:
Saturday, December 11th

Second Saturday
Cogswell College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA

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Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Bagels, and Pastries


MIDI Programming of Gospel Songs - CH Ting
"I will talk about and demonstrate a few songs encoded in MIDI. I had my program translate Bach's organ pieces to MIDI and play them with Windows Media Player. This is a simple extension to gospel songs which often come with guitar chord notations. At least we will have some fun for the holiday season."


Lunch - George Perry and Kevin Appert
Chili and cornbread respectively


Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, Gossip


Forth-based Estimation of Electrical Contracting Jobs - John Peters
John will demonstrate the latest version of the software that he uses in his business.


Netgroking - All in attendance
Let's put our heads together and talk about Forth issues: topics, speakers, and projects for future SVFIG meetings.


RetroForth and other Stuff - George Perry
RetroForth is a compact, open source Forth development system. It can be used under FreeBSD, Linux, BeOS, Windows, SCO OpenServer, or as an operating system. It is advertised as very easy to learn, use, and extend with standard libraries like SDL, and it can also be used to create tight, stand-alone applications.

Charles Childers comments: "RetroForth and HerkForth, while sharing some ideals and words, have always been totally separate projects. RetroForth has been under development since 1998; Jason Woofenden's HerkForth was started more recently."



Future Meeting Ideas:
  • Math Secrets of Mosaic Industries' QED-Forth
  • Robot Parts and Pieces - vendor(s) from the RoboNexus show
  • misc8051 Forth - Charley Shattuck
  • Forth-Based Ethernet Gadgets - Al Mitchell of AM Research
  • Tour of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View
  • Smart Dust
  • A USB Device Enumerator in SwiftForth
  • PID Control
  • SVFIG meeting or meeting fragments as Webcast
Other Events:

If you would like to present at an SVFIG meeting, contact Kevin Appert.

Meeting Notes

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