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 ]
[ International Postal Addressing ]
[ UTF-8 Sampler ]
[ Running in Upper Manhattan ]
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)
- 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)
- Home page: http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/
Complete software archive:
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)
- What Is a Terminal?
- Safe Network Computing - Windows Desktop (2001)
- Programming Language Survey (1980)
- University Food Market (1957-2003)
- http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/ufm.html/ (English)
- La Rosita (December 2006)
- Upper Manhattan Running Zone (May 2006)
- Columbia University Photos (April 2002)
- Columbia Area Photos (December 2002)
- Columbia Area Photos (September 2012)
- Bronx Photos (2012-2013)
Countries, Languages, Character Sets
- Frank's Compulsive Guide to Postal Addresses (1988-present)
- UTF-8 Sampler (text in many languages) (2000-present)
- Say PEACE In All Languages! (March-April 2003)
- Table of HTML symbolic character entities
- 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;
- Messerschmitt Kabinenroller (und andere Kleinwagen) (1954)
- BMW R-26 (1956)
Note: I'm a Viet-Nam era veteran as well as an Army brat, and
both my parents were World War II veterans.
[ Proyecto Yano ]
- Columbia University 1968 (the student uprising)
- Don't Trust Anyone Under 50! (Columbia
- ˇNo confies en nadie menor de 50!
- Election 2010
- Election 2008
- Election 2006
- To My Republican Friends (Election 2004)
- The Kermit File Transfer Protocol (with B. 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), 622
pp (still in print).
- 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.
- “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
Technical Aspects of Data Communications).
- 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
- What's The Difference?, with Charles Harris, Reading is
- 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, quoted in
article about companies that don't stop using older computers just
because they went out of style.
- Feature article in
Frankfurter Neue Presse, 22 July 2006:
"Warum Frank aus N.Y. nicht von Frankfurt lassen kann" by Inga Schulze
- Milestones in the Annals of Junkmail (July 2002)
- No Wax Please!
Frank da Cruz / email@example.com