[svfig-announce] Meeting – March 27, 2010 -- BUILDING CHANGE!!!
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Thu Mar 25 12:01:04 GMT 2010
--- SVFIG Meeting, Fourth Saturday, March 27, 2010 ---
WE WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT BUILDING THIS MONTH!!!
The meeting will be held on the second floor of Building 550 (aka
Peterson Building)in room 200. Directions and map links are below.
The Official SVFIG Announcement Editor's Parking Lot Recommendation is
the lot near the intersection of Teresa St and Morris Way. There are
other, closer lots but this one is easiest to navigate to.
There is no public Wifi, for a one-day guest account email Dave Jaffe
at: <dljaffe at stanford.edu>
For late-breaking updates, check the web site:
09:50 --- Coffee and a Chat
10:15 BitBlts and Mandelbrots --- C H Ting
Ting will return to the Mandelbrot program to ask for help with
his display code. He hopes one of the C experts can offer advice on the
handling of bitmaps and lead us in finding ways to do bitmaps
efficiently. To get us started, Ting will talk briefly on how F# uses
GDI and other libraries in Windows and then he'll ask people to jump in
and help on the GDI functions like CreateBitmap and BitBlt. We'll all
try to restrain ourselves from making snarky comments about Microsoft
11:48:18 --- Lunch
We will walk to The Treehouse by Tressider Union.
Here is a review: <<< http://collegerestaurant.net/default.aspx>>>
Here is the menu:
13:00 --- Technology Tryout & Quantum Computing Preview - Jack J. Woehr
We'll try out Skype and if all goes well, Jack will give us a
preview of his upcoming talk on Quantum Computing.
13:30 Extended Introductions, Rumors, Gossip --- All Assembled
We'll go around the room and talk about what we're doing at work
and otherwise. Some things we might discuss include:
What interests us as an individuals
What projects we might work on together
Future of Forth and SVFIG
What interesting products we've seen or desire
Embedded Systems Conference
Some FIG-UK material, available for download:
Area talks and lectures
14:00 Walkthrough of February HDLC Code --- Sam Falvo
Sam will do a review of the HDLC stack components he has
implemented to date, giving us a concrete example in support of his talk
from February's meeting.
15:20 Finding Work in Tough Times --- All Assembled
Some of us have a good track record, others have starved to death. We
can discuss techniques and tips.
15:50 Thumb Drive Linux --- Kevin Appert
Kevin has gotten a tiny thumb drive from these folks:
These devices are great for a bootable rescue toolkit or Linux Desktop!
We'll discuss the easy process for making flash drives bootable or
multi-boot and the various distributions and tools that can be carried
around this way.
If you want to get a head start, go here:
16:00 --- Adjourn
Please note that the times listed above are precise but not
accurate. We might go a little long or short on any agenda
item or shuffle things on the fly with abandon. 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.
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!
Public Wireless Internet access is NOT anticipated this month at
Stanford. Email Dave Jaffe <dljaffe at stanford.edu> to request a one day
Coming to SVFIG:
* FORTH DAY in November 2010!
* 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".
* 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
Is it a hollow threat or emergency backup filler material?
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The Official SVFIG Announcement Editor's Parking Lot recommendation is
the lot near the intersection of Teresa St and Morris Way.
Enter the building from Panama Mall. Walk up the stairs just inside the
doorway. Room 200 is on the left at the top of the stairs. (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.)
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 Morris Way.
The building's door may be locked, there will be a number to call posted
after the meeting starts and we will come down and check once in a while.
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