Andreas will have copies of "Starting Forth" and the 'Book of the Month' for sale at the meeting for $10 a copy.  Contact Andreas by email if you can't wait:

     The new gallery is here:


      It's been working lately,   we hope we'll be streaming the meeting to YouTube.  The stream can be found at our YouTube account:

      Please subscribe to the YouTube channel!

      Many previous meetings are available as well!

You can find more by using YouTube's search function:


SVFIG meets on the fourth Saturday of each month with the following exceptions:
     November's and December's meetings are on the third Saturday of the month.
     In May, there may be a break or field trip instead of the meeting.


If you are planning to attend in person or by YouTube, please go to Meetup.com and register for the meeting.

There is no need to register if you are not attending.


1) Print yourself a map so you can find the building easily.  If you get lost, call Kevin Appert at 650.678.0532
2)  The SVFIG web site has additional online information including maps:
3) Suggested parking is in the small lot near the intersection of Santa Teresa St and Lomita Dr.  There is no need to feed any meters on the weekends.  Do NOT park in any place marked with 24/7 restrictions!  Most other places are okay on Saturdays.  Read the signs!


This page is for the schedule and coming attractions only, other details will be in the email announcement and online here:   http://www.forth.org/svfig/next.html
Links, PowerPoint, PDFs, and source files from previous months'  meeting are on the SVFIG website.  All this and video from Forth Days are on the SVFIG website too!  Several years of SVFIG meetings are on YouTube for your Forthish pleasure.


Meeting Schedule


Speakers' Schedule

25 Jan 2020
Fourth Saturday



     The monthly SVFIG meeting is held on the Stanford University campus in The Peterson Building,  Bldg. 550.
     The address is 416 Escondido Rd,  but that area of the campus is closed to vehicles.
     The best place for drop-offs is the landmark "Fire Truck House"  at 433 Santa Teresa St,  (the real Fire Station is on Serra)


     T Shirts?  As of now, order them before the meeting from Andreas.  He will bring them to the meeting or ship them to you.  

10:30 --- Interrupts on ESP32 --- Ting
"I owe Don Golding an interrupt service routine for his AIbot. Without a robot board, I built an RGB Lightbox with a NdeMCU ESP32S kit. It has 4 potentiometers to control a white LED and an RGB tricolor LED. Every tenth of a second, ESP32 is interrupted. It reads 4 potentiometers and drives 4 LEDs with PWM accordingly. It can be incorporated into robot code for its instinct level programming."

The Acoustics of Chinese Bronze Bells
"Since I got my audio recorder and FFT working, I revisit my work on Chinese Bronze bells. With FFT I can determine the base frequencies of my bell and the two bases frequencies are accurately measured. I will bring in my bell which is very heavy, about 100 lb. You can all hit it and listen to the sound."

11:30 --- Lunch ---
The Treehouse will be open!

     Before we start the stream, we'll have a short teaser for the upcoming event in February.
     Bill Ragsdale is the Dean of Instruction at the Academy Of Lock Picking Arts.          He presented a short overview of a session which will be presented at the February meeting!  It looks like it will be a lot of fun!!
     In order to get a sense of the hobby of lock manipulation, go to YouTube and have a search for "The Lockpicking Lawyer".   Confirmed reservations required.

13:30 --- Introductions, Rumors, Gossip, Slander, Libel
14:00 --- Connecting Forth to the World --- Brad Nelson
"I'll describe my journey migrating flagxor.com from AppEngine toa Google Cloud server running Nginx and Forth.Along the way I'll discuss ways to plug Forth into Linux syscalls,processes, forking, pipes, semaphores, and sockets.We'll learn about SCGI, certbot, Let's Encrypt, and more."

15:00 --- Break ---

15:20  --- An Alternative Approach to Literate Programming --- Samuel Falvo II
"I wrote a literate programming tool in Forth, but it's not Knuth-style literate programming."

15:50 --- Clean Up, Log Off, Reset, Adjorn


     We try to stick to the schedule, in particular on Forth Day.  Remember that schedule slip is sometimes unavoidable. If a guy's on a roll, one wouldn't want to interrupt.

      Once in a while we shuffle things around, for whatever reason.  It may be ill-considered, but it isn't malicious.

      If you're desperate to see a particular thing at a particular time please mention it and we'll try to accommodate you.  If we get enough of this sort of request,  we'll institute a system of graft and corruption in order to accomodate the well-healed among you. 


     The schedule above may be reformatted or line-justified but please transmit it verbatim and in its entirety or not at all.  A link to this page is preferred.

     No Newsgroup posts or other media distribution please!  Contact me and we'll discuss it BEFORE you proceed. 

Coming Attractions: 

     Dwight, when his hardware is working!
     Future Thoughts:  --- Chuck Moore at EuroForth 2018
We'll turn off the YouTube stream and watch ... YouTube

Euroforth 2018 was held on the outskirts of Edinburgh - at a venue in sight of the
>famous Forth Bridges (now 3 of them!). As this year is recognised as the
>50th Anniversary of Forth, Charles Moore was invited as Guest of Honour.
> Chuck gave an after dinner speech - which has been captured on YouTube by
> Jaanus Poial.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpHdSpQJMW4


      This page is produced by Kevin Appert,  the SVFIG Program Chairman. 
      This page is distinct from the SVFIG and FIG websites which are produced by the SVFIG Webmaster, Dave Jaffe.  Comments and corrections are welcome.

Kevin's email:  forther-at-Comcast-dot-net

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