[NTLK] nBlog and Adam Tow

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Tue Jun 28 10:36:29 EDT 2016


On Friday, June 24, 2016, Forrest <newton_phoenix at mindspring.com> wrote:
>
>
> 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 believe all the latest versions are on Adam's site. I'll have to make
sure they're all mirrored on UNNA (I believe most are).


> I’m not sure what you mean by "Gavin don't believe he wrote nBlog”


 Sorry, that was a snippet of a sentence that was supposed to have been
deleted and seems to have gotten Gavin's name mixed into it. It's pretty
nonsensical in the way it came through to the list. Adam definitely
originally 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.


Yeah, that section seems to be long gone. You can find some details of
nBlog in Adam's old weblog of the same name on Internet Archive's WayBack
Machine: <
http://web.archive.org/web/20030602204439/http://www.tow.com/weblog/#90102346>.
That has a post introducing it and giving some of the technical details.


> 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.


Thanks!

Morgan

> On Jun 24, 2016, at 5:15 AM, Morgan Aldridge <morgant at makkintosshu.com
> <javascript:;>> 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
> <javascript:;> <mailto:randy.glenn at gmail.com <javascript:;>>> 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
> <javascript:;> <mailto:newton_phoenix at mindspring.com <javascript:;>>
> >> <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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