[svfig-announce] Meeting July 25, 2009

Kevin Appert forther at comcast.net
Wed Jul 22 23:59:59 BST 2009


--- SVFIG Meeting July 25, 2009  ---

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Please note that the times listed below are precise but not
accurate.  We might go a little long or short on any agenda
item.  If you're desperate to see something at a particular
time, please let us know!  Remember that there are bugs in
any non-trivial SVFIG meeting announcement.

We'll be on the fifth floor of Terman Engineering Center --- Room 556
Directions and map links are below.

There are two buildings named Terman on campus so be careful. The
Searchable Map has the one you want as "TERMAN (FREDERICK E) ENGRG
CENTER  (04-700)  380 PANAMA MALL"
The Official SVFIG Announcement Editor's Parking Lot recommendation is
the lot near the intersection of Teresa St and Morris Way.

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10:14 --- Videos from July 2008 SVFIG Meeting - CH Ting et al.
That month Cogswell wasn't available, so a few members convened at
Ting's meeting house in San Mateo. Masa taped Ting's presentation and
some of the rest of the meeting and we'll all have a look.

11:40 --- LUNCH
On campus most likely, but open to discussion.
To avoid the "noon lemming effect" we'll go to lunch a little before noon.

13:00 --- Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, and Random Access

13:15 --- Intel Museum & Museum of American Heritage Visits
---Dave Jaffe, Kevin Appert, Jay McKnight, Masa Kasahara
We will narrate our observations and thoughts

14:03 --- Break

14:23 --- A New Generation of Forth Arrays and Tools --- Jeff Fox
Jeff will review the details of the Green Arrays GA4, GA32, and
GA144 and give an example of software using the hardware changes
that Chuck has listed at his site. He will show an interactive Forth on
GA32 talking to ColorForth on a PC.

As Permitted by Time --- Videos  --- Jeff Fox
Jeff will bring in a box of digital video of old Forth presentations
going back eighteen years and let anyone make CD or DVD
copies as they choose. We may actually screen one or two!

16:00 --- Adjourn

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The schedule above may be reformatted or line-justified but
please transmit verbatim or not at all.   Any font you like is
alright with me.

No Newsgroup posts or other media distribution this month please!

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Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed) at
Stanford, so bring your wifi-enabled laptop.

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Coming to SVFIG:
* Bring speaker suggestions TO EVERY MEETING!


* Mitch Bradley's Forth in C (somebody needs to volunteer)

* I've sent an email to the implementer of the PACE FIG-Forth and he 
responded.  I think he got the idea that my invitation to present was 
'one-time' rather than 'any time'.  Hopefully when there is something 
else PACE-related on the program he'll join us and present.

* Furthering the Cause of Forth - John Rible
IntellaSys has imploded, or something.  We'd be pleased to hear about 
John's new outreach project when formulated.

* Engineering TV
Fifty engineering topic channels. Four new episodes per week.

* BOTBASH 2000 --- Video
A cheepie video of  a May 2000 robot rumble in Mesa Arizona from these
guys:   http://www.battlebots.com/

* Meet the Mac --- Kevin Appert
I'm having trouble emailing Ward McFarland, the Carbon MacForth guy.  If 
anybody knows a good way to buy a copy, fill me in!  The email doesn't 
bounce but it doesn't get answered.  The phone number is out of service 
but the web site is still up.
I'm also getting error boxes when I try to start PowerMops under OS-9.1, 
so if anybody wants to help out there I'd be grateful.

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Check the SVFIG web site at http://www.forth.org/svfig/
for last minute changes to this schedule.
The most up-to-date meeting information is at

Many thanks to our wonderful Webmaster, Dave Jaffe.

Preliminary agenda along with schedule updates and
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Terman Engineering Center can be found on these maps - just search for
Terman: (going to maps.google.com gives an erroneous result)


Searchable Stanford Campus Map:  http://ucomm.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/map/

There is open parking on weekends. Park in any A or C or metered space,
no coins needed even if there's a meter there.The Official SVFIG 
Announcement Editor's Parking Lot recommendation is the lot near the 
intersection of Teresa St and Morris Way.

Go to the Stanford links, Google maps has no idea where Terman is!

Once you reach Terman, take the elevator to the 5th floor. Walk across
the foyer and up the ramp just to the left of the glassed-in office.
Room 556 is at the top of the ramp - entrance on the left.

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