April 2007 Meeting Notes

Compiled by Dave Jaffe

Contributions from Kevin Appert and others


Coffee and Tea


Multi-Track MIDI - CH Ting
"MIDI can play a number of tracks simultaneously. This way you can get a full orchestra running with many instruments, each playing a track. I will talk about how to program multi-track MIDI, and the file structure which holds several tracks. I will play a few pieces for your entertainment."


Some folks bring their lunch, some folks go to Togos.


Introductions, announcements, rumors, and random access


Cool Stuff at the Embedded Systems Conference - Dave Jaffe
Dave will describe some of the cool products that impressed him at the recent Embedded Systems Conference.




Meeting Venue - Kevin Appert
"Cogswell suits me fine, but some might prefer TechShop and Ting has suggested Gospel Operation International in Burlingame. Nobody seems willing to discuss it on the SVFIG list, so we'll talk about it at the meeting."

This discussion was cancelled.


Book Review and Discussion - All in attendance
We will discuss a new book by Lisa Simone, If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire? Embedded Debugging Methods Revealed in Technical Mysteries for Engineers.

"This new book manages the unthinkable - it conveys crucial technical information to engineers without boring them to tears! In this unique reference, expert embedded designer Lisa Simone provides the solutions to typical embedded software debugging problems from a fresh new perspective. She introduces a team of engineers who readers will recognize from their own workplaces, and then confronts them with real-world debugging scenarios of progressive complexity, drawing the reader into the 'mysteries' with their new fictional colleagues, and guiding them step-by-step toward successful solutions."

This discussion will be scheduled for May.


Planning for the May Meeting - All in Attendance
Think of something for next month. This means you!



Other items:


Meeting Announcement

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