[svfig-announce] SVFIG Meeting July 23, BBQ Meeting
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Tue Jul 19 10:37:18 PDT 2005
July barbecue! And Forth!! ... I hope you can come.
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PRELIMINQUARY SVFIG Meeting Agenda for Saturday, July 23, 2005
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
9:45 - "A Jolly Nice Cup of Coffee" (Lionel Hardcastle from 'As Time Goes By')
10:00 - C. H. Ting --- DIGITAL OSCILLOSCOPE PROJECT
"Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) project update: I
got the prototype PCB back and have all the surface
mount parts installed. However, nothing seems to work
yet. I will keep on probing these board and report
whatever I will find in this meeting."
12:00 --- LUNCH
BARBECUE!!! So "bone" up on your 'queuing theory.
1:00 INTRODUCTIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, RUMORS, RANDOM ACCESS
Changing to every other month? Quarterly? Annual?
What's for lunch in August? Maybe we order Armadillo Willy's via Waiters
on Wheels? Pizza?
1:30 - ELECTIONS
If you can't be there consider sending a proxy. Last-minute
nominations will be accepted.
2:00 - Kevin Appert --- MORE FREE STUFF (AS IN NO COST)
Xenu - a freeware link-checker which may prove invaluable for maintaining
CSDIFF available for download here
Did I mention it was free?
No Nags and other Freeware and Shareware resources.
Free Credit Report (please don't go to FreeCreditReport.com unless you are
trying out their NOT-free credit monitoring service)
3:00 - David Jaffe --- POCKET USB OSCILLOSCOPES AND JALBUM DEMO
Dave will present two topics for the price of one! A review of
the Gansle USB Oscilloscope
article --> http://www.embedded.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=160902529
and a demo of Jalbum --> http://jalbum.net/
3:30 PLANNING FORTH DAY
Forth Day is Coming - What can you do to help? Speak or suggest a speaker!
Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed) at
Cogswell, so bring your wifi.
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)
At Future Meetings:
August - Success Stories, we'll look at the ones on Dave's page and on
Forth Inc.'s and BRING YOUR OWN!
- TI's free SPICE distribution
- JV hasn't been asked but maybe he'll discuss his recently installed
LINUX distro. He says it "Rox like Sox in a Box!"
Coming Soon (or not) / Suggestions welcome / Express enthusiasm or I'll
assume nobody's interested...
"Name That Antenna" We see lots every day ... what are they for? Am I
being spied on? Will Ricochet ever return?
Intro to Linux --- can you talk to your wifi print server? What kind
of modem do you need to buy or is that an issue now?
Is anyone interested in having a Linux installation party? Bring a few
desktop boxes in and maybe invite in an expert or two.
Math Secrets of Mosaic: An algorithm is better than a poke in the eye
with a sharp matrix any day.
Charley Shattuck - maybe ColorForth?
Smart Dust (Dave Jaffe, how about you? Or maybe you can coordinate a
visit from the Smart Dust folks?)
A USB Device Enumerator in SwiftForth
PID - Is it right for me?
SVFIG meeting or meeting fragments as Webcast
George the Robot Seller from MondoTronics (this droid speaks 237 human
languages but does no actual useful work)
What happened with the Space Rated Forth Chip? (not the Harris thing, the
Forth-based mass-market appliance computers --- Cat and/or QX10
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