Charles Childers


blog | parable | retro | ios apps | fountain pens


Welcome

Hi, I'm Charles Childers. This is my personal webspace, where I host some of my programming projects, writings, and information on other things I'm interested in.

A little about me: mid-30's, married, 4 sons. I enjoy a variety of things, both tech and analog. I'm a freelance programmer writing applications for Linux, web, and iOS. I love physical notebooks and fountain pens. I enjoy learning more of science and history, I read and listen to books (mostly via electronic means), brew fine teas, and listen to a wide variety of music.

For over a decade I've been mostly known for my work on Retro, a dialect of Forth. I've been involved with other projects over the years, including Reva, A Little Smalltalk, and Flat Assember. In recent years I've shifted a bit more towards the mainstream, making extensive use of C, Objective C, Python, and CoffeeScript.

What's New?

I'm working on a lower maintenance web site. I've grown tired of trying to deal with complex tools that I can't fully understand. My current approach is small and lightweight.

This site is built from a collection of plain text files. These are written in either RML, a simple markup language implemented in Retro, my personal Forth dialect or Markdown. A set of shell scripts is used to run the appropriate conversion program on each file, and then copies the generated HTML to the actual server.

Categories

Parable

Retro

Nga Virtual Machine

A Little Smalltalk

iOS Apps

Forth