Wed Aug 24 17:10:30 2016
I've been laid off! My last day was June 30th, 2011, and then I spent the
next 3 months cleaning up after myself:
[ Columbia 1968 ]
[ CU Computing History ]
[ International Postal Addressing ]
[ Running in Upper Manhattan ]
New May 2015:
Berlin 1961-62 photo gallery
The Kermit Project
- New (October 2013) at the
Computer History Museum:
Project Oral History Panel (Jeffrey Altman, Bill Catchings, Frank da Cruz)
Kermit Oral History (Joe Doupnik)
Project Document Archive (16 boxes of fun)
computer museum contributions
- The New Open Source Kermit Project (2011-present)
- Home page: http://www.kermitproject.org
What Is Kermit?:
C-Kermit for Unix and VMS:
Kermit 95 for Windows:
E-Kermit for embedding:
- The Original Kermit Project - Columbia University (1981-2011)
- Note: This site was frozen by Columbia U in 2011.
Home page: http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/
Complete software archive:
C-Kermit binaries versions 5A–9.0: (1992-2011)
Brief history: http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/dec20.html#kermit
Columbia University Computing History
- History of Computing at Columbia University (1879-2005)
- Computing at Columbia (Columbia
- Wallace Eckert, Computer Pioneer (Columbia 250)
- The DECSYSTEM-20 at Columbia University (1977-1988)
- Watson Lab Conduit Trenching (May 1985)
Other Computing Topics
- MM: The 1980s-era email client that I still use (and maintain) (2006-present)
- What Is a Terminal?
- Safe Network Computing - Windows Desktop (2001)
- Programming Language Survey (1980)
New York City
- New Deal Projects in New York City (2012-present)
Galleries, tables, narrative. Mainly the Bronx but also some Manhattan and
- Bronx Photos (2012-present)
- Bronx Day Parade
- University Food Market (1957-2003)
- http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/ufm.html/ (English)
- Samad's Deli (photos from 2012-14)
- La Rosita (December 2006)
- Upper Manhattan Running Zone (May 2006)
- Columbia University Area Photos
- http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/uws20120914/ (September 2012)
http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/uws20120915/ (September 2012)
http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/cu/200204/ (April 2002)
http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/cu/200212/ (December 2002)
Countries, Languages, Character Sets
- Frank's Compulsive Guide to Postal Addresses (1988-present)
- UTF-8 Sampler (text in many languages) (2000-present)
- [ http://www.kermitproject.org/utf8.html
- Say PEACE In All Languages! (March-April 2003)
- Representing Middle English Manuscripts on the Web with UTF-8 (August 2002)
- Interchange of Non-English Computer Text (1994)
- Frankfurt American High School, Army-brat history from the 1950s and 60s
- Berlin 1959 Gallery
- Berlin 1961-62 Gallery
- Army - Kaiserslautern and Stuttgart - 1963-66 Gallery
- Messerschmitt Kabinenroller (und andere Kleinwagen) (1954)
- BMW R-26 (1956)
Note: I'm a Viet-Nam era Army veteran as well as an Army brat, and
both my parents were World War II veterans.
- A vote for Bernie is a vote for justice, reason, and morality
- Columbia University 1968 (the student uprising)
- Don't Trust Anyone Under 50! (Columbia
- ˇNo confies en nadie menor de 50!
- Photos of Chesterbrook, Virginia, 1950-55 (2014)
- The Kermit File Transfer Protocol (with Bill Catchings), BYTE
Magazine, June and July 1984.
A File Transfer Protocol, Digital Press (1987), 379pp;
with Foreword by Donald Knuth. In print for 14 years.
- "Using C-Kermit" (with C. Gianone), Digital Press (1992), 514pp,
also published in a German edition by Verlag Heinz Heise, Hanover.
C-Kermit (with C. Gianone), 2nd Ed, Digital Press (1997), 622pp.
- Kermit 95 (with C. Gianone), Manning Publications (1996), 88pp.
Reissued periodically in updated
- Internet RFC 2839 (with J. Altman), May 2000.
- Internet RFC 2840 (with J. Altman), May 2000.
Supplemental Terminal Graphics for Unicode, UTC Document L2/00-159 / ISO
WG2 Document N2265, 31 March 2000: 18 characters added
in Unicode 3.2 and ISO/IEC ISO 10646-1:2000/Amd.1.
- “Circumnavigating the Web with MS-DOS Kermit”,
On The Internet, Internet Society, Vol.1 No.2 (May/June 1995),
- A series of articles in McGraw-Hill Data Communications magazine
(with C. Gianone), 1987-88.
- Forewords and Prefaces in various data communication and networking books,
The Matrix, and listed in the acknowledgements of many
others (e.g. McNamara's
Aspects of Data Communications and
Unicode Standard Version 3.0, The Unicode Consortium, Addison-Wesley
- Various articles in
Kermit News, the journal of the Kermit Project, 1986-93.
- "Columbia 1968", Columbia Librarian, V.XXVII, 1-2, Fall-Winter 1999,
and on the Web at
- "Columbia University Computing History", IEEE Annals of the History of
Computing, V24#2, April-June 2002 (Abstract) and on the Web at
- A photo credit in the book
Mitte und die Welt – wie sie einmal war 1914-1989,
P.J. Ortmann (self-published 2009).
- A photo credit in the book John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth by Elizabeth Partridge (2005).
- A photo credit in Fortune Magazine, China edition, August 2001.
- Pictured on front page of ComputerWorld, July 4, 2005, (mis)quoted in
- Photo credit, front page,
News, December 20-23, 2015.
- Feature article in
Frankfurter Neue Presse, 22 July 2006:
"Warum Frank aus N.Y. nicht von Frankfurt lassen kann" by Inga Schulze
History of the World in One Mural”, Living New Deal, University of
California at Berkeley, August 28, 2015.
- “Discovering New Deal
New York”, Fall 2015 Newsletter, Living New Deal, University of
California at Berkeley.
- “Fifty Years Ago”, The Veteran, Vietnam Veterans Against the War,
Vol.46, No.1, Spring 2016.
- What's The Difference?, with Charles Harris, Reading is
- Milestones in the Annals of Junkmail (July 2002)
- No Wax Please!
Frank da Cruz / firstname.lastname@example.org