Old news from Frank's home page. Stuff that used to be news but no longer is. This is the complete list of things that have appeared in the "news" part of my home page. Note that I never include updates to the Quotes page here nor do I include updates to the Sketchbook of the Day.
October 8, 2021
Last weekend a group of friend and I wandered through a Maize Maze.
The seeds of a song parody were planted when, at the halfway point,
we found ourselves Under the Bridge
that we had just walked over a few minutes earlier.
August 29, 2021
A few pictures of my two-plant
August 8, 2021
A cartoon about what we thought might be the end is merely the
July 11, 2021
Pictures from a hike around
Treman Park with some friends back in Ithaca for a few days.
October 29, 2020
My monther, Connie Adelstein, died today. Here is her
October 15, 2020
Some fall pictures
around Ithaca, though not all are that colorful (but a few are).
July 18, 2020
Pictures of the Comet
NEOWISE taken from Sunset Park.
July 17, 2020
I took some pictures (and videos) of fireflies doing their firefly thing! I think they are guardians of doorways to other realms.
July 16, 2020
An email on ways to prevent safety goggles from fogging let me to making
a parody of the Men Without Hats' song
Safety Dance about social distancing.
June 26, 2020
Some pictures from a
midday walk around Ithaca College with a couple friends.
June 25, 2020
Pictures from a brief bike ride around
Cayuga Heights last weekend.
April 4, 2020
A science fiction-ish short story I wrote about a year ago,
December 17, 2019
A new cartoon! 24 hours a day, all music, all zombies.
Check out MTV Undead!
November 10, 2019
I made a
Halloween-themed salad for a party.
October 19, 2019
The return of The Hike from World's End State Park in PA.
October 18, 2019
I hiked around the
Audubon Habitat Widlife Sanctuary near Boston and took a few pictures.
October 17, 2019
Some photo highlights from a few days I spent on
September 9, 2019
On Saturday night, I went to the Binghamton
Luma festival and saw cool stuff projected onto buildings and took
August 29, 2019
I found a
mini-swamp near the Ithaca Airport and took a few pictures.
August 1, 2019
I went on a hike with The Disons to
Treman Park when they stopped by Ithaca for a visit.
July 23, 2019
A few pictures from a
road trip to Chicago back in 1986.
July 21, 2019
A new cartoon! Find out what happens when someone experiences
a sequence of vowels.
July 4, 2019
fireworks at Cass Park.
June 20, 2019
Too many pictures from the
Starting Great Norway Adventure of April 2019.
April 6, 2019
Pictures from a historical tour of the former
Ithaca Train Station
March 4, 2019
I got a ride in a Cessna Citation!
January 7, 2019
I figured out how to make
scrollbars wider under Ubuntu 18.
June 13, 2018
Pictures from a summer hike in
May 17, 2018
Lots of photos from the Great England Trip, starting
with The Arrival.
March 10, 2018
An ultimate frisbee oriented parody to the Pet Shop Boys' song
West End Girls.
January 21, 2018
A few pictures from a
warm, sunny day in Ithaca in January.
January 13, 2018
A zombie-oriented parody to the Garbage song
I'm Only Happy When It Rains.
January 13, 2018
A new weather script to print
current and forecast conditions to a terminal window.
January 9, 2018
An update to my
Dice Minion program (version 4.1, now with initiative support).
November 6, 2017
Photo highlights of this year's ultimate frisbee
Halloween Hat Tournament
October 28, 2017
A Vietnamese food-themed parody of the song
September 30, 2017
My father, Bernard Adelstein, died today. Here is his
August 23, 2017
Photo highlights from the 2017
Perseid Meteor Shower.
August 12, 2017
A new cartoon about those who are prone to say
July 14, 2017
Photos of some
at my apartment complex after a long, heavy rain.
July 3, 2017
A few pictures of highlights of the July 3rd, 2017
July 2, 2017
A bunch of pictures from a recent visit to
March 7, 2017
A few pictures from a cold day in March by
March 3, 2017
Photos from a hike during freakishly warm weather in February
Roy Park Nature Preserve
December 4, 2016
Photo highlights from the 2016 IAUA ultimate frisbee
Halloween Hat Tournament.
October 31, 2016
A new cartoon! I play Battlship
with a friend!
October 15, 2016
Pictures from a game of ultimate frisbee at
September 25, 2016
Not a tale, but a quick email written in a sort of
ultimate nadsat dialect.
September 22, 2016
Photo highlights from The Great
Pacific Northwest Roadtrip from August, starting in Seattle.
August 6, 2016
Pictures from a quick trip down to
June 11, 2016
A few photo highlights from
May 22, 2016
A new cartoon! A story about duck watching, whimsically
named Duck you!
April 3, 2016
Pictures from the Johnson Museum exhibit that's a room filled with
January 31, 2016
A nearby building in my apartment complex
caught fire. I took some pictures.
January 5, 2016
A quick Python program
to dump a bug database from GitHub.
November 1, 2015
Once again, it's time for photo highlights from the annual ultimate frisbee
Halloween Hat Tournament.
July 4, 2015
Pictures from star gazing in late June.
July 3, 2015
Photos from my trip to
Norway in May.
March 13, 2015
A new cartoon about a bit too
Personal Pan Pizza.
March 2, 2015
A new cartoon in which we consider what could go wrong...I
February 28, 2015
Pictures taken on the
ice on Cayuga Lake.
February 5, 2015
Some pictures of ice, snow, frozen falls, and all that is
Winter in Ithaca
January 8, 2015
A new cartoon on how to give
October 30, 2014
Pictures from hiking around Cascadilla Falls.
October 16, 2014
A new cartoon! It should be
Obvious by now whom this is a job for.
October 11, 2014
A short story called about pizza making and time travel,
September 30, 2014
Pictures from an
art installation at Ithaca Falls at night.
August 23, 2014
Pictures from Tom and Sara's visit to Ithaca.
June 8, 2014
A new cartoon. Dinner and consensus at a
June 2, 2014
A new cartoon! Time to channel my inner
Meta-Muse for a cartoon parody
May 27, 2014
Some pictures from a Memorial Day hike around
May 23, 2014
A new cartoon! D&D players reminisce
about their favorite game moments.
March 10, 2014
Photo highlghts from my trip to
February 28, 2014
A song parody, combining events from the 3rd Thomas Covenant book in
the third series with the song "Hey Joe", called
Hey Tom. First parody posting in
a decade; probably not worth the wait, but what can you do.
February 19, 2014
Ice on Cayuga Lake, so I wandered out on it and took some pictures.
January 22, 2014
Ice fog on Cayuga Lake.
January 18, 2014
Pictures from my snowy, winter hike around
Sapsucker Woods. Sapsucker Woods.
November 26, 2013
A short story called The Best Burger".
November 22, 2013
Thrill to the animated, stick figure adventures of
November 14, 2013
More minor updates (version 1.2) to the Bananagrams-like solitaire game.
October 24, 2013
Updated the airnav aviation weather
to use an official US goverment site for the weather.
September 29, 2013
Photo highlights from the taildragger fly-in picnic
September 24, 2013
Pictures from recent travles to
September 5, 2013
An updated version (1.1) of the Bananagrams-like solitaire game.
August 22, 2013
Some photo highlights from my brief trip to Philadelphia, PA.
August 12, 2013
Night sky photos from (but sadly not of) the Perseid Meteor Shower.
August 10, 2013
A cartoon on the secret life of Secret Service Sheet!
August 4, 2013
Photo highlist of the Oshkosh 2013
July 16, 2013
A fairly long, science-fictiony story, broken into 20 chapters, called
White Hole, based on a game I played
with some friends several months back.
July 11, 2013
A story called The Guardian.
July 5, 2013
A new cartoon: Shop Till You Drop!
June 25, 2013
Photos from a a trip to the
Storm King Arts Center with two friends.
June 4, 2013
Here's a rarity: an addition to the Play section! A very detailed
desciption of the Rube Goldberg Wedding Machine.
May 13, 2013
Dad's Birthday in Florida, the
Rubber Ducky Racy and the
Streets Alive festival in Ithaca.
April 22, 2013
A cartoon about the archaic, yet expressive power of
the surprise monocle.
Mach 31, 2013
A new cartoon about the UI for the Workstation of The Future!
March 16, 2013
A flying tale about a trip to Rochester in a twin-engine Piper Seneca.
February 13, 2013
Pictures from last weekend's pickup snow ultimate frisbee game.
February 10, 2013
Photo's from my trip to Florida in January.
January 16, 2013
Photo highlights from my end of the year trip to Columbus for New Years.
October 31, 2012
Photo highlights from the ultimate frisbee Halloween Hat Tournament.
October 12, 2012
Photo highlights from the Ithaca Apple Festival.
October 5, 2012
Pictures of highlights from my summer trip to Holden Beach, NC with friends.
September 30, 2012
A Flying Tale about avoiding weather.
September 15, 2012
A new cartoon! Just how much
gratitude is needed these days?
September 6, 2012
Pictures from my trip to Albany, NY.
August 26, 2011
Pictures from a traveling exhibit
at a Cornell University library.
August 24, 2012
Photo highlights from fun in Cleveland
with my friend Jim.
August 13, 2012
Night pictures of the monuments in Washington, DC.
July 13, 2012
A little story called Domino's Theory.
July 3, 2012
And more fireworks pictures, this
time from Stewart Park.
July 2, 2012
Pictures of fireworks from Myers Point.
July 1, 2012
A new cartoon. Funny how one word
can change the meaning.
June 16, 2012
A new cartoon. Perhaps you're familiar with the
"knock, knock" joke...
May 29, 2012
Some pictures from the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail.
May 25, 2012
Pictures from last weekend's local ultimate frisbee
May 24, 2012
A new cartoon! Who could perpetrate deeds of such an obvious nature?
Take a guess, Sherlock!
May 14, 2012
Pictures of Ludlowville Falls,
another local waterfall.
May 13, 2012
Pictures from my trip to Shenandoah
National Park using the new image gallery program I wrote.
February 25, 2011
Here is a Bananagrams-like solitaire game.
December 26, 2011
Photos from the Great Ireland Voyage are now online!
November 18, 2011
It's been a long time since I added a Tale. Thus, a short story
I call Memory Mask.
September 15, 2011
Dice Minion 3.0 is out!
September 6, 2011
Photos from the Great Alaska Trip are now online!
November 25, 2010
The second release of Dice Minion, now tracking multiple characters, including monsters.
October 31, 2010
A new cartoon...my Warner Brother's take on
Porgy and Bess.
October 25, 2010
Here's an old picture of me and Moof
September 21, 2010
First version of my Dice Minion program to track D&D character stats is now available.
September 1, 2010
Pictures from my trip to the Pacific Northwest from August .
June 23, 2010
Updated the look of the Friends page.
March 23, 2010
A new cartoon! Some D&D characters try a variation on the old
February 19, 2010
A new cartoon! Kind of scary for a moment, but in reality Everything's Ducky.
October 21, 2009
4 web pages of photos (in glorious color) from my travels in
Northern California from back in May 2009.
September 28, 2009
Photos from hiking in Worlds End State Park, PA.
September 23, 2009
A new cartoon! I
don't fall off a horse.
September 21, 2009
I updated the look of the Photo section of the site. More tabby, less bullet-y.
September 21, 2009
A few photos of The Lagoon Pond on Martha's Vineyard.
September 14, 2009
Photos from my March 2009 trip to Sarasota and Key West,
July 31, 2009
A new cartoon! Scotty teaches reverse engineering.
June 28, 2009
A new cartoon! I fall off a horse.
June 23, 2009
Frank's web site is officially moved to frank.notfrank.com.
April 28, 2009
A cartoon! A friend gives me a tour
In The Lab.
April 5, 2009
A Flying Tale about a flight that never happened.
January 10, 2009
Pictures from my Winter 2008 holiday travels.
November 25, 2008
A new cartoon! The morning after some poorly executed
November 2, 2008
A description of a multi-engine flight
I took, complete with pictures and videos.
October 27, 2008
A new cartoon. Horseplay
between Frank and a horse named Nitro.
Setpember 30, 2008
A new cartoon! This time it's a parrot with quite the vocabulary,
At The Pet Store.
September 12, 2008
Pictures from this summer's DC trip
(camping, parks, and DC) test driving a Nikon D40 digital camera.
August 20, 2008
The great Colorado trip
(for Stacey's wedding and some sightseeing).
July 6, 2008
A quick little Perl/TK program to graphically show the state of
July 1, 2008
A new cartoon: I'm bad with names. So let's play
The Name Game.
June 2, 2008
I wrote a description of the process I went through to enable imap
and smtp-auth on a mail server.
May 31, 2008
I finally put up the tale of my
multi-engine checkride to get a few more words added to my pilot's license.
March 9, 2008
The new cartoons keep coming. This time we ponder
Will There Be Blood?
February 22, 2008
Yet another new cartoon! See what transpires
One Day At The Border!
February 6, 2008
A new cartoon! Do you dare face
The Impenetrable Wall of Chocolate!
November 3, 2007
A cartoon from 2005: Video Night on the Moon!
October 27, 2007
A new cartoon: Fear
The Terror of the Bra Bomb!
October 26, 2007
Fall photos from Ithaca
(Ithaca Falls, Treman Park, and Stewart Park).
October 22, 2007
A tale of a routine IFR flight
back from Boston.
October 6, 2007
Photos from my camping trip to Ricketts
Glen State Park in Pennsylvania.
August 24, 2007
Photos from my trip to Boston, MA.
August 19, 2007
A tale of flying to Osh Kosh, Wisconsin.
July 30, 2007
Photos from my trip to Madison, WI.
May 18, 2007
A new drawing. Find out who Karl, the D.A., is
and what D.A. stands for.
March 25, 2007
My Nova Scotia
photos from my 2006 Summer Vacation are finally online.
December 22, 2006
Photos from the Great Arizona Trip.
December 1, 2006
A new cartoon: Nocturnal World!
October 15, 2006
Two pages of photos of Fall in Ithaca.
June 26, 2006
New cartoon! I take a Karma Hit.
May 30, 2006
Photos from my trip to Arizona.
May 18, 2006
My sister visited me in Ithaca!
March 10, 2006
Photos from my trip to The Bay Area
(San Francisco and San Jose).
February 16, 2006
Photos from my trip to San Diego
plus a tale of flying in San Diego too.
February 2, 2006
A new cartoon starring "Bobby Bomb."
January 15, 2006
Streetcar is back (in New Orleans) post-hurricane Katrina and I added
two items from "telephone pictionary" to the generally unused
August 19, 2005
Photos of a food fest in New Orleans
from June 2005.
July 8, 2005
A tale of flying and avoiding summer storms.
July 6, 2005
Photos from my trip to England
(London and Oxford) from May 2005.
March 18, 2005
It's all about me. Using my nifty quote
generator script, the page now selects a random picture of me.
January 21, 2005
Pierce and I have declared the our tale of
December 25, 2004
I finally scanned in some pictures from my
seaplane flying in Florida in February.
December 22, 2004
A new tale of Winter Flying.
November 17, 2004
Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
is officially linked in to the site.
November 6, 2004
Fall color photos of Watkins Glen
October 25, 2004
Updated the technical publications and
added the (ongoing) Mystery tale.
October 15, 2004
A picture of me, Golden, Pete W., and his son Bill from the
September 28, 2004
Pictures of Tom, Sara,
and Zachary from my Boston visit.
September 22, 2004
Photos from my trip to Washington State.
August 23, 2004
A new cartoon of a clown shoe shopping.
August 20, 2004
A perl script
to get aviation weather from airnav.com. Plus quotes.
August 17, 2004
New drawings (Bagel Danger
a parody (The Librarian),
and the forensic tool tar2d2.
July 26, 2004
Streetcar is back on the air!
February 11, 2004
A brief brush with the dreaded
January 19, 2004
Have there been no updates in this long?!? No! I've continually
added Quotes and some new pictures of
Friends of Frank. They just didn't merit
a note here. Check out the "who's who" image that explains the
Friends of Dison on that page (more fun with Photoshop). And, I've
started writing up tales of multi-engine
flight training. And I also have ideas for new ways to Play.
September 18, 2003
My junk mail filters and stats code.
September 12, 2003
Photos of the
Great Adirondack Hiking Trip.
September 8, 2003
A new cartoon, A Slow Thursday;
a joint venture between Frank and Timothy.
June 22, 2003
Added new quotes plus a new journal article
(it's a real, computer science, research thing, not terribly funny though).
May 12, 2003
An (old) photo from Hawaii.
Plus various quotes.
January 24, 2003
New quotes. New cartoon!!! 3 strips!!!
In color!!! The Revenge of the Zorks!!!
December 13, 2002
Short Star Trek Parody
photos of a Foggy, Snowy Day in Ithaca.
November 21, 2002
Quotes, plus photos of Neel's visit.
October 13, 2002
More quotes, plus the adventures of
Credit Card Woman vs. the Troglodytes.
September 18, 2002
Added a page with a bunch of photos from my trip to
August 15, 2002
Added a short mail note.
And a quote for the month.
July 9, 2002
The Last Voyage of the Frankmobile (Mark I).
Added the photo-tale of Tania vs. the Gas Door.
July 7, 2002
A new flying tale of a trip to
Chicago, complete with photos.
July 3, 2002
Added two photos from Karen's wedding in
Ann Arbor with the help of photoshop.
June 8, 2002
Added a new quote.
May 17, 2002
Reorganized header a big, put "drawings" and "photos" in header.
May 10, 2002
Added The Solipsism Hour
to the Drawings page.
May 6, 2002
Added England pictures to Photo section.
May 1, 2002
Updated the photo section, added some AZ
April 30, 2002
Updated Writing page to add song parodies.
April 29, 2002
The web site goes public.
April 18, 2002
Frank starts to elicit feedback on the new pages.
April 7, 2002
Frank spends a couple weeks sucking down old files, rescanning in photos
and drawings that weren't archived and deciding how the site should
flow. Develops the initial site more.
March 30, 2002
Frank struggles with various ways of retrieving data from his DRI
web pages, including dump tapes, tar, files, and more. Activities
including infiltrating a machine room to obtain tapes, locating
a SCSI card to hook 8mm tape drives to a Linux box, playing SCSI
cable-fu, reconfiguring the computer to deal with hardware, tapes
and dump/restore, failing, and on and on.
Frank starts to recreate the "new" or current web site.
Then Steve Romig mentions the site archive.org. Frank checks and finds the bulk of the contents of his old web pages are available.
After completing the story "A Wild Hare" with Pierce, Frank wants to
make an adventure game of it. He begins working on The Game using
Streetcar as a web server.
Golden gives Frank an account on Streetcar to do as he pleases.
After 10+ years of service, dri.cornell.edu crashed
hard, taking my web pages with it. The dark ages of a
Web-less Frank begin.
Created "new and improved" web pages at Cornell/DRI.
Graduated from OSU.
My first web pages created at OSU.
May 12, 125,384 B.C.
Zog bang rocks together. Make fire. Everything go
downhill from there.