October 29th, 2008
Matt Howe, a Newton programmer I interviewed a few months back, has updated his Holidays package for 2009
You download the .pkg file at his site, sync it to your Newton, and your calendar will have U.S. and 10 other countries’ holiday dates for next year. I added it to my eMate and it works great – just open it up, select whichever country or set of holidays you want to addd, and presto, it’s done.
“All it does is insert the entries. Once done you can delete the pkg,” Matt says. “It does not remove the entries, nor check to see if they already exist. It is very simplistic, just a quick way to add holidays.”
You can download other fun Newton software projects from “Papa Duck’s” homepage.
February 29th, 2008
A big thanks to Matt Howe, who created a holiday package to upload to Newton’s Dates application.
There are 11 different categories of holidays, including Polish, Australian, and Canadian holidays.
Pretty handy if you want your MessagePad to remember when Boxing Day is. “Holidays” is a free download.
December 21st, 2007
by William Burford
If you are
A love compvsannte,
You will walk with use this year.
We face a glacial distance, who ave here
At your feet.
[See/read the original. Newton Poetry will be settling down for a long winter's nap. Have a great holiday weekend, everyone, especially if it's a four-day one like mine. Give Newtons as gifts!]
December 13th, 2007
Bad news come early today.
Midway through transcribing “O Holy Night,” right at the “Oh night when Christ was born” part, my Newton completely blipped out.
And first I thought it was just the sleep mode activating. But I tried turning it back on, and a long, vertical black line flashed on the screen, then nothing.
Don’t know what’s the deal, but I’ll just let it sit for the day and work itself out. I don’t need this right now, and frankly the MessagePad doesn’t need it either. It was going to go through a serious run of Christmas carols before the weekend. Now it sits, lifeless.
More news as it becomes available.
November 20th, 2007
by Annette Wynn
The pilgvims came across the sea,
And never thought of you and me;
And yet it’s very strange the wuy
We think of them Thanksiuinq Day.
[Read the original. Newton Poetry will be taking a well-deserved Thanksgiving break. May you cook your sweet potatoes with grit and splendor, and may you use your MessagePad for all your recipes.]