[NTLK] nBlog and Adam Tow

Forrest newton_phoenix at mindspring.com
Fri Jun 24 21:55:47 EDT 2016


Thanks for the link to a great site full of some very interesting Newton apps. I’ll be trying out the Corrector, NewtToDo and Mapper ones. (Are there newer versions available on UNNA?)

I’m not sure what you mean by "Gavin don't believe he wrote nBlog”...almost all the how-to and introductory articles written about it that I found in my Internet searches included a link to Adam Tow's www.tow.com (/software or /weblog) site. It was my conclusion therefore that he had posted some detailed instructions on using nBlog and nHTML on his site, at least at one time. However, it doesn’t look like that area is still available/accessible.

I’ve sent an email to Gavin requesting an update, if there is one, on his nHTML work. I’ll share what I learn from him here on NTLK.


> On Jun 24, 2016, at 5:15 AM, Morgan Aldridge <morgant at makkintosshu.com> wrote:
> Adam Tow's Newton page & software is still live, he just doesn't link to it
> from his main site navigation:
>  <https://tow.com/projects/newton/ <https://tow.com/projects/newton/>>
> That said, while he did write nHTML (a utility for writing HTML more easily
> on the Newton) and nBlog, the latter is not available from his site.
> Gavin don't believe he wrote nBlog. I believe that Gavin McKenzie (<
> http://gavinmckenzie.com/ <http://gavinmckenzie.com/>>) had obtained the source code from Adam and made
> further modifications (incl. the latest version available on UNNA, <
> http://www.unna.org/unnasearch/entry.php?pkey=547 <http://www.unna.org/unnasearch/entry.php?pkey=547>>).
> I vaguely recall Gavin unearthing the source code a number of years ago and
> tryi to modify it again, but I don't recall what happened with that. I'd
> suggest reaching out to Gavin. Keep us in the loop as to what you find as
> I'd like to update what's on UNNA.
> Thanks,
> Morgan
> On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Randy Glenn <randy.glenn at gmail.com <mailto:randy.glenn at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> I managed to find some of his old content with the Internet Archive - hope
>> it's helpful:
>> https://web.archive.org/web/20090828015146/http://www.tow.com/weblog/ <https://web.archive.org/web/20090828015146/http://www.tow.com/weblog/>
>> -Randy
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 3:15 PM, Forrest <newton_phoenix at mindspring.com <mailto:newton_phoenix at mindspring.com>
>> <javascript:;>>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Does anyone have an email address for Adam Tow, developer of nBlog…or
>>> Adam, if you’re reading this, could you respond?
>>> I’m attempting to utilize nBlog to post entries to a newly-established
>>> weblog on blogger.com, and I’m having some difficulty. Most web searches
>>> I’ve done that suggest help with it include his URL as
>> www.tow.com/weblog:
>>> Tony Kan’s always excellent “My Apple Newton”, in the first of several
>>> nBlog posts, says “see http://tow.com/weblog/ for a full description of
>>> what each of these packages does [nHTML and XML-RPC]". The link brings up
>>> Tow's current web page, in which there is little mention (just in
>> passing,
>>> from 2010 I believe) of nBlog.
>>> What I’m really looking for is whatever nBlog content he had once
>> featured
>>> there, that presumably being the material Tony refers to. Perhaps by
>>> studying it I can fix my connection issues.
>>> I’ve done some searching and have read Tony’s nBlog posts, as well as
>>> pertinent stuff found on “Look, It’s Another Blog”, by the “other”
>> Tony…and
>>> I’m still digging. Clearly, some better direction would be much
>> appreciated.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Forrest
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