[svfig-announce] SVFIG Meeting October 22
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Tue Oct 18 14:54:41 PDT 2005
SVFIG Meeting at Cogswell on October 22 --- this Saturday!
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SVFIG Meeting Agenda for Saturday, October 22, 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 --- Preview of Forth Day Talk?
I've tried to contact Ting with no success. I don't know if he'll be
or what he'll talk about. If he contacts me before Friday at noon, it'll
probably be posted on the website. We'll talk about archives of Forth
samples and examples if Ting isn't available.
12:00 --- LUNCH
Some go to TOGO's , some bring their own and stay at Cogswell
1:00 --- INTRODUCTIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, RUMORS, RANDOM ACCESS
Changing to every other month? Quarterly? Annual?
1:30 --- FORTH DAY IS COMING
We will discuss your talk that you're going to give. We'll ask you who you
think we should ask to speak besides you and Chuck. We'll be terribly
disappointed if nobody comes up with anything.
2:00 - Dave Jaffe & Kevin Appert --- ROBONEXUS 2005
Dave will have photos of this year's show. Kevin will expostulate about
the vendors... All the excitement of being there without the subscription to
Popular Science that comes with your paid admission!
3:15 - Kevin Appert --- THE EAR TRAINING PROJECT
*Which of you slackers can I con into actually doing the WORK
*Mother Board "beep" timer? Probably not!
*SwiftForth Sound Card Interface
3:45 - Panel Discussion --- BOOSTING YOUR SEARCH ENGINE RANKING
Does anybody know how to do this? We didn't get to it last month and I'm
interested. Recently, an attempt was made to elevate a particular result in
the order in which Google presents its search results. So far, there
has been no success. Do some research and bring some ideas on
how to "stuff the ballot box" at Google.
IF THERE'S TIME --- RANDOM ACCESS
TOPICS FROM THE ASSEMBLED
FORTH SUCCESS STORIES
DIGITAL CAMERA TEARDOWN IN EE TIMES
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)
Resistance is futile. Transconductance, now that's where the money is.
At Future Meetings:
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
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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