December 2005 Meeting Notes


Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Bagels, and Pastries


Offete is On-line - CH Ting

"I have just opened a business account on Yahoo, and put up most of the Offete documentation on-line. Please visit the eForth Academy and peek into the library. I have PayPal, but have not yet figured out how to do on-line business."

ArmKey board by Egenom Inc.
uses Philips LPC2104 chip
FPC metacompiles Arm7 code
uses USB interface chip
powered by USB
2 serial ports, 1 used, the other brought out to pins
115 kb download speed
32 kb code space, 128 kb flash, 16 kb SRAM
8051 pinout, runs at 60 Mhz
uses eForth Version 1 with direct threaded code

eForth Stamp Board
presented at Forth Day 2005

Digital Sampling Oscilloscope Board
assembled by Altest in San Jose


Lunch - go to TOGO's or bring your own meal and stay at Cogswell


Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, Gossip, and Random Discussions


Photo Story Demo - Dave Jaffe

Dave demonstrated Windows Photo Story, a free flexible Windows XP application that creates a video from a collection of photos, videos, captions, and music.




It goes beep! - Kevin Appert

Kevin presented a short program in SwiftForth (he thought this was an oxymoron) and discussed the SwiftForth and SwiftX emailing lists.

SwiftForth emailing list
SwiftX emailing list
use free online self-service support
download Borland's Windows API Call Help file


Random Access

Cypress Semiconductor - PSoC chips
mixed analog and digital chips
8-bit processor
32 kb flash
digital blocks
Jack Ganssle
Embedded Systems Design magazine
"The Fourth Estate"
Powerpoint criticisms
Martin Luther King example - Words Go Right to the Brain, but Can They Stir the Heart?
Add Google search box to any website
Google Free Website
Dr DOS Resources
Finger Gear
Computer on a Stick - Flash Drive with Office compatible suite - boots from USB
mp3 file lister
160 Gb external USB drive from Iomega - $160
other external USB drives
USB interface chip
Gadwin - Diagram Studio
USB Resource Catalog 2005
Quick USB
Software Development Conference and Expo
March 13 - 17, 2005
Santa Clara Convention Center
customized music playlists
RedaForth - Forth for Pocket PC in Spanish
pabloreda -at-
George Perry will check with Skip regarding the possibility of allowing requests to to be directed to

Meeting Agenda

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