[svfig-announce] THIRD SATURDAY Meeting --- December 18, 2010
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Thu Dec 16 00:19:10 GMT 2010
--- SVFIG December Meeting ---
THIRD SATURDAY --- December 18, 2010
Our usual LUNCH venue, The Treehouse, will be closed for the
Lunch destination is currently TBD, most likely the hospital cafeteria.
We might dial for pizza. Consider bringing a sandwich for yourself if
you're concerned about the outcome.
*** Computer FreeCycle, ForSale, Rummage, Disposal ***
At Peter Millford's suggestion, we'll bring our unused computer
and other electronics to give away or sell at the meeting. You must be
prepared to remove your unwanted items as we can NOT leave anything
behind at the end of the day.
There is a SMALL electronics (cell phones, calculators, PDAs, and
items of similar size) recycling bucket in the building as well as a
battery recycling bucket for conventional household battery chemistry ONLY.
*** MEETING PLACE SAME AS LAST MONTH ***
The meeting will be held in Building 550 (aka Peterson Building)
Directions and map links are below and at the web site:
PRINT OUT A MAP TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR WAY!!!
*** DO NOT ASK STANFORD STUDENTS TO LET YOU IN
AND DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING BEHIND STUDENTS ***
Enter the building from the Panama Mall side. The door is labeled
"Building 550 - Mechanical Engineering Design Group".
Look for the SVFIG Radio-telemetry Doorbell Button.
If there isn't someone from SVFIG at the door to let you in, call the
cell phone number on the sign.
The Official SVFIG Announcement Editor's Parking Lot Recommendation is
the lot near the intersection of Teresa St and Lomita Dr.
To use Wifi, you will need a guest account. If you didn't have a guest
account last month and you want to use Wifi, then email Dave Jaffe at:
<dljaffe at stanford.edu>
The agenda is online here:
The schedule is now finalized but if there are any last minute changes
made after this notice is emailed then they will be made to the online
schedule and marked in red.
Feedback - is the online schedule okay? Do you need/want a printable
PDF? Any other comments or concerns? Email to fortherATcomcastDOTnet
Please note that the times listed online are precise but not necessarily
accurate. We might go a little long or short on any agenda item or need
to shuffle things. 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. Mistakes were made and we're
not to(SIC) proud to admit it.
This announcement and the online Speakers' Schedule may be reformatted
or line-justified but please transmit verbatim or not at all. Any font
you like is fine with me.
No Newsgroup posts or other media distribution please!
Kevin Appert is the Program Chair and he produces this announcement and
the online Speaker's Schedule. Note that this is distinct from the
SVFIG and FIG website content.
There is NO Public Wireless Internet access at Stanford.
Email Dave Jaffe <dljaffe at stanford.edu> to request a one day
guest account if you didn't have one last month.
If you see "Free Public WIFI" in your networks at Stanford or for that
matter in any public place BEWARE! Zombie networks since 2006 or so!
Coming to SVFIG:
* FORTH DAY in November 2011!
* Bring speaker suggestions TO EVERY MEETING!
* Mitch Bradley's Forth in C (somebody needs to volunteer)
* Blast from the past - a discussion of John James' CRC from his Xmodem
implementation as enunciated in "Forth Dimensions".
* Engineering TV
Fifty engineering topic channels. Four new episodes per week.
Check the online agenda for last minute changes
to this schedule.
The most up-to-date SVFIG information is at:
Speakers' Schedule --- http://home.comcast.net/~forther/SVFIG/
Navigational and other organizational information ---
Many thanks to our wonderful Webmaster, Dave Jaffe.
Preliminary agenda along with schedule updates and
discussion may frequently be found on the SVFIG email list.
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If you're lost, call Kevin Appert's cell at 650.678.0532
Enter the building from the Panama Mall side. (In the event that the
building door is locked, there will either be someone on duty to let you
in or a cellphone number to call.)
***DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TRY TO PIGGYBACK INTO THE BUILDING
BEHIND STUDENTS OR ASK STUDENTS TO LET YOU IN***
Google Maps does NOT work very well on the Stanford campus, use this
Or the Searchable Stanford Campus 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 Lomita Dr. Some signed parking places are
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