Charles Childers

blog | parable | retro | ios apps | fountain pens


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.




Nga Virtual Machine

A Little Smalltalk

iOS Apps