[NTLK] Updating the time & date: NetTime

Marisa Giancarla fstltna at me.com
Mon Jun 1 14:12:32 EDT 2020

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> On Jun 1, 2020, at 10:54 AM, Nic Malone via NewtonTalk <newtontalk at newtontalk.net> wrote:
> Hello Jim
> I just installed such a pkg, NetTime, after reading this excellent blog:
> http://message-pad.net/nettime-and-daylight-saving-rfc-868/
> It detects when your Newton has an internet connection and pings a special server to get the time and date.
> Of course you need to get the Newt online first. There are several guides posted by some of the Newtorati on this forum, e.g. http://myapplenewton.blogspot.com/2008/08/going-wireless-setting-up-wifi.html?m=1
> You can’t do much on the modern web, and you can’t send emails unless you have access to an email server that does not require SSL-compliant email clients (which the Newt does not have) but it’s worth it for NetTime alone! The 2010 patch means a reset Newton’s clock resets to 2008 rather than much earlier (1970-something) but that’s still 12 years to tap through when setting the date.
> Cheers
> Nic
>> Another question. Didn’t I see something about a pkg that would allow the Messagepad to be set to the current year (2020). Or am I just expecting too much?
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