[svfig-announce] March 27 SVFIG Meeting Agenda

Kevin Appert forther at comcast.net
Tue Mar 23 11:15:00 PST 2004

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SVFIG  Meeting Agenda for Saturday, March 27, 2004
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive,  Sunnyvale, CA

09:45 Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Bagels, and Pastries

10:00  The Simplist Single Step Debugger for the eP32 Forth Simulator - CH Ting
"The eP32 simulator can sequence instructions, one instruction per cycle. 
However, to debug Forth code, it is better to single step Forth words 
rather than machine instructions. If the simulator can execute a break when 
it encounters any address above the CFA of the Forth word being debugged, a 
simple yet poweful single step debugger, with very little code will result."

12:00 Lunch - on your own: Togos or other local eateries

13:00  Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, and Gossip

13:15  John Holds Forth - John Hall
John will talk about one or more of the following: QX-10 and Valdocs, new 
computers and software applications coming from Apple, Open Firmware 
diagnostics, and USB.

14:15  Networking Break (make up your own pithy protocol comment)

14:30  Sellam's Shish-kabob - Sellam Ismail
A combo treat from the Perpetrator-in-Chief of the Vintage Computer 
Festivals and owner of VintageTech. He will talk about the beginnings of 
the VCF, how VintageTech came about, and discuss some interesting and 
little known Forth history.

16:00  Adjourn to 'tea' at the Tied House

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Coming Attractions:

Register for the Embedded Systems Conference!  Free online now, $50 at the 
door.  Ballard of Titanic fame will be the Keynote speaker.

The April SVFIG meeting will be on the 24th.  We're hoping to go to the 
Digibarn but they have not been responsive to email.
In any case, Cogswell will be unavailable that day so if we don't go to the 
Digibarn, the meeting will be elsewhere.

In May, we hope to have news from AMR.  How about some ColorFORTH?  TCL, 

There are two very interesting talks coming up at the Computer History 
Museum (or Antique-Geek Warehouse?).

The Osborne Odyssey
Speakers: Lee Felsenstein, Richard Frank, Jack Melchor, with John Markoff
Thursday, March 25, 2004
Location - Computer History Museum

360 Revolution
Speakers: Erich Bloch, Fred Brooks, Jr. and Bob Evans with Nick Donofrio
Wednesday, April 7 2004
Location - Computer History Museum

Fred Brooks Jr. is the author of  "The Mythical Man-Month", Turing Award 
Winner, founded the Department of Computer Science at the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  and was seen hanging around when OS/360 was 
developed.  Come for the wine and cheese, stay for Fred, Ph.Ds.

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