[svfig-announce] SVFIG, Meeting is December 11

Kevin Appert forther at comcast.net
Tue Dec 7 17:40:36 PST 2004

Note December 11 is the 2nd Saturday-

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We hope you will check the website at http://www.forth.org/svfig/ for last 
minute changes to the schedule.  The most up-to-date meeting information is 
at http://www.forth.org/svfig/next.html

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SVFIG  Meeting Agenda for
Saturday, December 11, 2004
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive,  Sunnyvale, CA

10:00 - Nosh and/or Caffeinate

"I will talk about about and demonstrate a few songs encoded in MIDI.  I 
had my program to translate Bach's organ pieces to MIDI and play them on 
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."

12:00  --- LUNCH (George has said something about Chilli but we don't know 
at this point if he's bringing some or what)
      (Send me an email and I'll send you Chilli updates)

1:00 --- Introductions,  Announcements, Rumors, Gossip

1:30 --- Forth-based Estimation of Electrical Contracting Jobs - John Peters
John has prepared a demo to far surpass the impromptu Forth Day experience 
and he'll show us the tool that has helped his business function since the 
time of his first wood-fired Forth Job Estimator many years ago.

2:40 --- NETGROKING  --- put your heads together and chat about 
Forth.  Have a clearance-sale doughnut.

3:30  --- George Perry --- RETROFORTH AND OTHER STUFF
Did you know RetroForth was the descendant of HerkForth?
Check the SVFIG website for more details of George's talk when they become 

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Other notes:
Bring your wireless card for on-site Internet access!
If you would like to present at a SVFIG meeting, email me, Kevin 
Appert  forther at com-you-know-the-rest.com  (see the return address)
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At Future Meetings:
	Group Excursion to see Don McMillan --->  www.donmcmillan.com
		at the Improv in San Jose some Wednesday Evening in January
	Math Secrets of Mosaic:  An algorithm is better than a poke in the eye 
with a sharp matrix any day.
	Robot parts and pieces Vendor(s) from The RoboNexus show
	Charley Shattuck  - maybe ColorForth?
	Forth Day 2005 in Anaheim?
	Al Mitchell,  Forth-Based Ethernet Gadgets  http://www.amresearch.com/
	Tour of Computer History Museum at new digs  http://www.computerhistory.org/
	Smart Dust
	A USB Device Enumerator in SwiftForth
	PID - Is it right for me?
	SVFIG meeting or meeting fragments as Webcast

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