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
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