Man, the Forth Interest Group (FIG) of the UK (U) is really
pretty damn on top of things. Not only has their Web site been
updated like 30 million times since the last update of
forth.org, but they
also publish their newsletter, "Forthwrite," on the Web. Which,
like, coolio, eh?
No, serious, I know this sounds deadly boring, but hear me out. As I've pointed
out before, Forth
is the most shithouse crazy programming language in the entire world.
Sure, you're not going to get a big fancy job from knowing Forth, but who cares
about that? Only shithead dot-com losers learn programming languages just to get
jobs and make money. Fucking hell! You should just get a job doing Visual Basic
programming for nursing homes with that attitude, Jimmy!
I can almost hear you now. "I don't *want* to learn Forth! I want to learn
and get a job as Junior Assistant dickhead Website maintenance buttboy at
Broccoli dot Com, the online broccoli portal." WHINE WHINE WHINE! I wish I could
slap you through the computer monitor, you chump. Have some fucking cojones is
what I'm saying here.
Anyways, to recap: Forth is valuable because a) it is so crazy that it will
break your brain and make you the ultimate Bad Person of the Future and b) it
will teach you how to make a fleet of warbots to take over desert Planet
Garfalune. If that holds no appeal, and you would rather have a job maintaining
life, well go RIGHT ahead, you mongoloid subnormal. I can't really stop you.
Anyways, on to Forthwrite: this is a fine newsletter-like magazine thing put out
by the fanatic Forth-loving underculture in the United Kingdom. Unlike "Forth
Dimensions," its American counterpart, this mag is on the WEB, and it's also
still being PUBLISHED.
There's all kinds of good articles available in PDF format, which is all right I
guess. At least there's an Acrobat Reader for Linux, unlike cheeseball
Quicktime, which like I'm kind of pissed off about. Anyways, where was I? Oh,
yeah, there's cool articles, like on the hip Canon Cat Forth-based computer of
the late 1980s and on Charles Moore's new explorations into "Color Forth."
(Don't ask, d00d! You're going to piss kiwi fruit when you see what kind of
insane shit "Gnarly Charlie" Moore is up to now! Serious!)
Apparently they keep the articles about warbots in a separate members-only
newsletter or something, because I couldn't find any. However, the shithouse
crazy part is still intact. So, check out Forthwrite, and rock out. If you live
in the UK, join the FIG UK, and send me a copy of the s00per-sekrit members-only