[svfig-announce] Meeting Agenda for Saturday, September 25th
jv at zork.net
Tue Sep 21 11:17:03 PDT 2004
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SVFIG Meeting Agenda for Saturday, September 25, 2004
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
09:00 AM Parking Lot Sale at Surplus Computers opens - but don't be late
for the meeting.
Have a quick look before the meeting - it'll all be picked over by lunchtime!
09:45 Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Bagels, and Pastries
10:00 - 12:00 CH Ting --- ARM7 Meta-Compiler, Instruction Set and
Ting reports that he has successfully ported a direct-threaded eForth to
the Analog Devices' ADuC7024 MicroConverter. A faster version of subroutine
threaded eForth has also been implemented. Now ARM7 eForth is ready for
prime time. Ting will discuss the ARM7 instruction set. assembler, and
Meta-Compiler and the differences between the two eForth implementations.
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 - 1:20 Introductions, Rumors, Gossip
1:20 - 2:20 LaFarr Stuart --- Antique Math - It's Still Fresh!
LaFarr says, "I will explain the mathematics behind something many have
only heard about: 'Casting out Nines' which is but a small application of
the mathematics from Number Theory most engineers have no knowledge of -
even though it is simple."
LaFarr may be casting out nines, elevens and perhaps some other integers.
2:20 - 3:00 Break for standards-compliant networking
3:00 - 4:00 Planning and Plotting
We'll discuss the upcoming Forth Day and the possibility of a
presence at VCF-2004
-- We've been meaning to tromp through Fry's with a pack of
n'er-do-wells to look at the huge photos of technology history in the
valley and the memorabilia (Klystron from the DEW Line, Apple 1 computer
...) then a beer at the St. Johns? Maybe a little dinner with your
beer? Maybe they have tea there?
If you would like to present at a SVFIG meeting, mailto:jv at zork.net
Future meetings :
Driving Simulator - Dave Jaffe
Dave will talk about a project he is working on at the VA. A driving
simulator is being used to evaluate and improve the driving ability of
individuals after they have had a brain injury. He will discuss the design
and development of road courses and get into the underlying TCL software
Al Mitchell has sent his regrets for this month but promises to
tell us about Ethernet Gadgets soon.
DARPA Desert Race? , tour of Computer History Museum at new digs?
What are your ideas? If you don't tell us right away, we're going
to have more of those ugly "what do we do now" brainstorming sessions.
Comedy Day is coming up! Sunday, October 31
Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
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