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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.

March 6, 2024 After Martha's Vineyard, I stopped in the Boston Area explored some woods and a sculpture park and took pictures..
February 10,2024 Finally, some pictures from my mid-October trip in 2023 to Martha's Vineyard.
January 28, 2024 Some photos walking around the neighborhood on a spooky, foggy day.
January 12, 2024 Another winter woods walk in the neighborhood near me after it had snowed.
May 21, 2023 Photo highlights from my recent trip to Germany in March.
January 24, 2023 I took a winter walk in the woods and neighborhood near me after it had snowed.
October 30, 2022 More Ithaca Fall pictures, this time of the South Hill Rec Trail and Six Mile Creek.
October 16, 2022 Photos of Fall Colors in Ithaca Falls
October 3, 2022 Photos of a pretty Fall Sunset in Ithaca
September 11, 2022 Some pictures from the first Fall League Frisbee Game of 2022.
August 14, 2022 Hightlights of attempts to take pictures of the 2022 Perseid Meteor Shower.
August 5, 2022 A science fiction tale invovling data analysis called Fixpoint.
December 28, 2021 A quick cartoon on some of the recent COVID-19 Variants.
December 4, 2021 A new cartoon! Sort of. Two parody strips I drew 30+ years ago as part of a going away newsletter I made for the group where I worked before heading off to grad school.
November 29, 2021 Last month I spent a few days on Martha's Vineyard and took a bunch of pictures. Highlights start here.
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 garden.
August 8, 2021 A cartoon about what we thought might be the end is merely the intermission.
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 obituary.
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, called Exfiltration.
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 Photos from 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 Martha's Vineyard.
September 9, 2019 On Saturday night, I went to the Binghamton Luma festival and saw cool stuff projected onto buildings and took some pictures.
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 Pictures of 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 Watkins Glen.
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 Psycho Killer.
September 30, 2017 My father, Bernard Adelstein, died today. Here is his obituary.
August 23, 2017 Photo highlights from the 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower.
August 12, 2017 A new cartoon about those who are prone to say nay!
July 14, 2017 Photos of some flooding at my apartment complex after a long, heavy rain.
July 3, 2017 A few pictures of highlights of the July 3rd, 2017 fireworks.
July 2, 2017 A bunch of pictures from a recent visit to Martha's Vineyard.
March 7, 2017 A few pictures from a cold day in March by Sapsucker Woods.
March 3, 2017 Photos from a hike during freakishly warm weather in February at the 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 night.
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 Santa Cruz.
June 11, 2016 A few photo highlights from FrankenFest 2016!
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 lasers!
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 mean...worst case.
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 Constructive Criticism.
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, called Doughman.
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 tapas restaurant.
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 Jennings Pond.
May 23, 2014 A new cartoon! D&D players reminisce about their favorite game moments.
March 10, 2014 Photo highlghts from my trip to Asheville, NC.
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 There was 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 Astro Librarian.
November 14, 2013 More minor updates (version 1.2) to the Bananagrams-like solitaire game.
October 24, 2013 Updated the airnav aviation weather perl script 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 Martha's Vineyard, Boston, and Rochester.
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 aviation fest.
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 Pictures from 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 hat tournament.
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 Warner Brother's take on Porgy and Bess.
October 25, 2010 Here's an old picture of me and Moof from 1983.
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 Rope Trick.
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, Florida.
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
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 Pineapple Play.
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 the battery.
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 play section.
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 Mystery complete!
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 and Ithaca.
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 DFRWS conference.
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 Plus quotes.
August 17, 2004 New drawings (Bagel Danger and Osbourne), 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 nipple confusion.
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. Coming soon...
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 and
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 Peru.
August 15, 2002 Added a short mail note.
And a quote for the month.
July 9, 2002 Scanned in 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 photos.
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 Frank checks and finds the bulk of the contents of his old web pages are available.
Nov 2000 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.
April 2000 Golden gives Frank an account on Streetcar to do as he pleases.
Summer 2000 After 10+ years of service, crashed hard, taking my web pages with it. The dark ages of a Web-less Frank begin.
Fall 1995 Created "new and improved" web pages at Cornell/DRI.
Summer 1995 Graduated from OSU.
circa 1992 My first web pages created at OSU.
May 12, 125,384 B.C. Zog bang rocks together. Make fire. Everything go downhill from there.

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