Friends of Frank
Across the different Eras...
Links are included for ones that have web pages.
Names are listed if I still have some contact with them.
Gray names mean they've fallen off the face of the earth
or they HAD a web page and let it decay into dust.
my sister, is a writer and does freelance editing.
- David, my brother,
is one of the owners of Triangle Marketing, Inc., which sells
various close-out items.
Beyond Time (The Old Ones)
- Jim Kaplan has been a friend since 5th grade. We were roommates
in college, and still are friends. Amazing. I was the best
man at his wedding on
October 9th, 1993. It's a dorky picture and looks like one
of us should be presenting the other with an oversized check on
behalf of United Way or Jerry's Kids or something. Through the years,
we've recreated that moment, whenever possible. So, here's one
10 years and a day after the original, on
October 10th, 2003.
The first one was in Cleveland, the second was in Ithaca.
- Moof I've known for quite
a long time. His wife Jen does
freelance consulting (I couldn't find a home page for her so I'll use
- Jim Mancini
Undergrad/Univ. of Michigan/Ann Arbor
Keith and Kendy Markman. Keith was the unofficial 3rd and 5th
roommate, using our place as a safe haven to work on a papers, read the
latest issue of The Swamp Thing, and keep monsters away from us.
And now the Young Doctor Markman is an Assistant Professor at Ohio
University in Psychology, which just proves how much we must've warped him.
- Matt "The Dufus" Halpin was
one of my roommates at UM. Sadly, I think the experience permanently
damaged him. He eventually abandoned the ways of engineering and became
a lawyer. He has odd stock photos on his page. We had dinner in Detroit
in March, 2002 and Matt's wife Janet
took this picture of us.
- Satch Chada
- Stacey ("Stacey Farb") Rosenblum
- Susan Potoroka
- Johan Sörensson
- Swati Sharma
- Mary Arnold
- Katherine and Mark Tondra
- Karen Wiarda
- Susan Courtad
- Scott Marsal
- Mark C. Smith
- Michelle Benson
There are few connections I have with people from The California Era.
The Columbus/Grad School Era
Ohio State, Columbus, or otherwise related
(note: he's got TWO sites in two continents!)
- Pam and
- Tanya Wagner
- Lisa Boucher
- Catherine and Cabot Dison
- Wayne Schmidt
- Jeff Knodel
- Trinh Nguyen
- Lisa Henn and John Kasab
- Camilo Lemos/Tungsten Alcazar
Xerox Design Research Institute (DRI)
- Rob Stauffer and
Becky Maines (sorry, I couldn't find a more recent page). Goofy
friends I met from flying. Both are writers and moved away from Ithaca
to bask in the peaceful wilderness of NYC (technically, it's Long Island).
- Timothy J. Weber
and Katherine Lockwood, fun Ithaca people. Timothy has a cool web site
with lots of neat stuff and creates cool music and animation in his free
time. Neither use shortened forms of their name, and both worked at
a company which was in the apartment I now occupy (which is not
how I met them).
David Stern, a fellow pilot (good instrument pilot), Mooney owner,
Angel Flight pilot, plant bio professor and VP of the Boyce Thompson
- Mark Sanford has some cool pictures from the Reno Air Races from
- Ron Babuka got
his pilots license around the same time I did. He was the president
of the club before me, and was very helpful during my tenue as club
president. A generally goofy, quirky person, when he's not grumpy.
- Rob Joyce is a good programmer,
photographer, and co-worker, as well as "all around nice guy" (who
undoutedly will see this). Note, however, that his web site (which
appears not to have been updated in a few years), has more of a
blue-glow than a red one.
I've been playing pick-up Ultimate for a few years. Mostly Cornell
grad students, though some Ithaca locals, and other people. It's a
fun group. Check out the Ithaca Area Ultimate
web site for all your Ithaca Ultimate needs. I've met a
bunch of cool people here.
- Deepak Ramani,
an excellent ultimate
player, science fiction
and comic book geek, connoisseur of bad movies, and knows what
"enock chuck" means (photos circa Sep/Oct 2001). We went camping
in Pennsylvania (Elk State Park) in July 2005 and while hiking saw
something that can best be described as
not an elk.
- Diane Decker, one of my favorite fictional characters, freaky
frisbee friend, and provider of many quotable lines, asked to be
included in my web pages. She got married in September 2003 in
New York and then moved to Portland, OR. Here's a
picture of the two of us
from the reception. I think she would be pleased that a friend
of mine who has never met her referred to her as "that psycho
twisted friend of yours that likes to say inappropriate things."
- Phil Schniter
(anyone who lists me in the acknowledgements in their dissertation, even
en masse deserves a link)
- Ryan Budney
- Sue B.
- Stephanie T.
- Meghnaa T.: "WOW! I want to be a Friend of Frank! What do I do?!
How do I get on this?! I have to know. [...] I would really like to know
how I can officially be a Friend of Frank."
[The key is to ask. No need to read all the fine print in the rules...]
PreModern / Modern / PostModern
I had a camera at one point. It took pictures every second and put
it on the web. There was a "mostly harmless" Internet Kook/Loony
who calls himself Spinnwebe
(Greg Galcik) and found it to be immensely fascinating and created a
My Day With Frank
page. I think it's pretty funny. He got the date wrong...it was probably
2 years earlier, back in 1993. And yes, it was long before it was
incredibly commonplace to have a camera on the net. As a matter of
fact, there were only a handful of them at the time.
He's also got a bunch of cool, amusing stuff on his site.
I'm not really planning on having a big collection of links to
people I don't know. On the other hand, every once in a great while,
I'll come across something amusing, inspiring, and very rarely, brilliant.
Modern Living/Neurotica Series is one of the few good arguments
in favor of Flash animation. His stuff is pretty fucking amazing.
- Have I forgotten anyone?
- Of course I have.
- Is it intentional?
- Sure, why not.
- How do people become a Friend of Frank?
- All you have to do
is remind me and send me a link, and I'll add you to the list of
the Friends of Frank (FoF).
This page last modified Jun 19, 2014.