[DIR] Forthworks

As of March 2017, I'm exposing my personal projects and content via

Gopher is a simple protocol for burrowing through TCP/IP. It's simpler
than HTTP, and presents an ideal solution for my needs.

I work almost entirely with ASCII or UTF-8 text. This has increased in
recent years, thanks to things like Markdown, which provide a pretty
nice formatting language that looks ok in plain text formats. I've
never been fully happy with the process of HTML generation though.
Gopher allows me to provide a structured interface to the content I
create without needing to go through HTML. And it's usable in a pinch
with nothing more than a telnet client.

My primary computer is an iPad. Coupled with a BlueTooth keyboard, I
find this to be ideal: very portable, with varied interactions (both
keyboard and touch). I'm using Panic's Transmit app to maintain a
local copy of this gopherspace. With this I can make edits, add
content, then quickly upload to the remote server via SFTP.

On my server I am running two Gopher servers. On the traditional port
70 I run atua, a simple Gopher server written in Retro, my personal
Forth dialect. On port 80 I run atua-www, which is a quick and dirty
HTTP server that exposes my gopherspace via standard web browsers.


 TXT  RFC 1436
[DIR] Atua


If you have an old link that doesn't work now, try prefixing it with
www. - e.g., www.forthworks.com points to the older www server instead
of this gopher server.
forthworks.com:80 / atua-www / running on retro