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Frank da Cruz Frank da Cruz, formerly:
Director, Communications Software Development
Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT)
Columbia University
612 West 115th Street
New York NY   10025
USA
Before that: US Army, NYC taxi driver, musician.
BS: Columbia 1970; MS Columbia Engineering 1977.
Presently: National Associate, Living New Deal, University of California at Berkeley.
NEW: Columbia 1968 uprising page revised (August 2019)
NEW: New Deal Sites in New Mexico (photo galleries November 2018 and July 2019)
NEW: Translations of Kermit, New Deal, and computer history pages into many languages (2019)
Security Notice: My websites use HTTP URLs because they do not collect information from visitors; therefore there is no need to encrypt them. Unfortunately, this gives Chrome the excuse mark them as "Not Secure". Also, although none of my sites has ads, another consequence of not having an HTTPS address is that ISPs can insert ads into the data stream as they deliver it to your browser, a relatively new practice known as "watermarking" (see example). Anyway I couldn't "secure" the Columbia sites even if I wanted to; only Columbia can do that and so far they don't seem inclined to.
New May 2015: Berlin 1961-62 photo gallery

The Kermit Project

Data communications protocol and software project founded in 1981:
At the Computer History Museum:
Kermit Project Oral History Panel (Jeffrey Altman, Bill Catchings, Frank da Cruz)
MS-DOS Kermit Oral History (Joe Doupnik)
Kermit Project Document Archive (16 boxes of fun)
Other computer museum contributions

The New Open Source Kermit Project (2011-present)
Home page: http://www.kermitproject.org
What Is Kermit?: http://kermitproject.org/kermit.html
What's New? http://kermitproject.org/whatsnew.html
C-Kermit for Unix and VMS: http://kermitproject.org/ckermit.html
Kermit 95 for Windows: http://kermitproject.org/k95.html
E-Kermit for embedding: http://kermitproject.org/ek.html
Books: http://kermitproject.org/books.html
Bibliography: http://kermitproject.org/biblio.html
International Kermit Conference, Moscow USSR 1989
Gallery: http://columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/ussr/.
The Original Kermit Project - Columbia University (1981-2011)
This site was frozen by Columbia U in 2011.
Home page: http://columbia.edu/kermit/
Complete software archive as of 2011: http://columbia.edu/kermit/archive.html
C-Kermit binaries versions 5A–9.0: (1992-2011) http://www.kermitproject.org/ckbinaries.html
Brief history: http://kermitproject.org/dec20.html#kermit

I was laid off from Columbia U in 2011. My last day was June 30th, 2011, and then I spent the next 3 months cleaning up:

Columbia University Computing History

History of Computing at Columbia University (1879-2005)
http://columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/
Computing at Columbia (Columbia 250, 2004)
http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_perspectives/write_history/61.html
Wallace Eckert, Computer Pioneer (Columbia 250)
http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_celebrates/your_columbians/wallace_eckert.html
The DECSYSTEM-20 at Columbia University (1977-1988)
http://kermitproject.org/dec20.html
Watson Lab Conduit Trenching (May 1985)
http://columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/conduit

Other Computing Topics

MM: The 1980s-era email client that I still use (and maintain) (2006-present)
http://www.kermitproject.org/mm/
What Is a Terminal?
http://www.kermitproject.org/terminals.html
Safe Network Computing - Windows Desktop (2001)
http://columbia.edu/kermit/safe.html
Programming Language Survey (1980)
ftp://ftp.kermit.columbia.edu/kermit/dec20/languages.info

New York City

New Deal Projects in New York City (2012-present)
http://kermitproject.org/newdeal/
Galleries, tables, narrative. Mainly the Bronx but also some Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, with side trips to Virginia and New Mexico.
Williamsbridge Oval Park — 80th Anniversary of a WPA creation (2017)
http://kermitproject.org/bronx/ovalpark80/
Bronx Photo Gallery (2012-present)
http://kermitproject.org/bronx/
Bronx Day Parade and Festival (2014-present)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/bronxday/
Slide show of Bronx Photos (2012-present)
http://kermitproject.org/bxphotos.html/
University Food Market (1957-2003)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/ufm.html/ (English)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/ufm-es.html/ (Spanish)
Samad's Deli (photos from 2012-14)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/Samad
La Rosita (December 2006)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/larosita.html
Upper Manhattan Running Zone (last update: July 2014)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/running/
Columbia University Area Photos
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/uws20120914/ (September 2012)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/uws20120915/ (September 2012)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/cu/200204/ (April 2002)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/cu/200212/ (December 2002)

Countries, Languages, Character Sets

Translations of Kermit, computer history, New Deal pages into different languages
http://kermitproject.org/translations.html
Frank's Compulsive Guide to International Postal Addresses (1988-present)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/postal/
UTF-8 Sampler (text in many languages) (2000-present)
http://www.kermitproject.org/utf8.html
Say PEACE In All Languages! (March-April 2003)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/pace
Representing Middle English Manuscripts on the Web with UTF-8 (August 2002)
http://columbia.edu/kermit/st-erkenwald.html
Interchange of Non-English Computer Text (1994)
http://columbia.edu/kermit/accents.html

Germany

Frankfurt American High School, Army-brat history from the 1950s and 60s (2003-present)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/frankfurt/ (gallery)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/family/frankfurt.html (narrative: new May 2019)
Berlin 1959 Gallery
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/germany/berlin1959/
Berlin 1961-62 Gallery
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/germany/berlin1961/
Army - Kaiserslautern and Stuttgart - 1963-66 Gallery
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/army
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/family/army.html (narrative: new May 2019)
Messerschmitt Kabinenroller (und andere Kleinwagen) (1954)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/frankfurt/messerschmitt.html
BMW R-26 (1956)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/frankfurt/bmw-r26.html

Politics

Note: I'm a Viet-Nam era Army veteran as well as a military brat, and both my parents were World War II veterans.
A vote for Bernie is a vote for justice, reason, and morality (too late now...or is it?)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/election2016.html
Columbia University 1968 (the student uprising)
http://columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/1968/index.html
Don't Trust Anyone Under 50! (Columbia 250, 2004)
http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_perspectives/write_history/282.html
íNo confies en nadie menor de 50!
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/cincuenta.html/

Virginia

Photos of Chesterbrook, Virginia, 1947-55 (2014)
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/virginia

New Deal Projects in Virginia (2017)
http://kermitproject.org/newdeal/virginia/

Family history

International research project into my Portuguese, Norwegian, and German families, my ex-wife's African-American family, and my cousins' Lebanese and Palestinian families, with a large family tree going back 12 generations:
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/family/

Recipes

Publications (and semi-publications)

Also see: Kermit Bibliography and Kermit Project Books Online.

Miscellaneous

Milestones in the Annals of Junkmail (July 2002)
http://columbia.edu/kermit/george.html
No Wax Please!
http://columbia.edu/~fdc/nowax.html

Frank da Cruz / fdc@columbia.edu