- 2017 NEW: I no longer use Facebook — future updates will instead be posted to
my blog. Older articles are below:
- "Introducing Applesoft" —
1997 article about Steve Jobs' Microsoft announcement. It seemed at the time that the peace accord
would be permanent - there was even a version of IE for Mac OS - but it eventually disintegrated.
In the 1990s, I used to electroplate Susan B. Anthony one dollar coins
with gold and then spend them around Harvard Square.
Some of these gold-plated coins were then shown around to people in Congress,
which likely influenced the
creation of the Sacagawea/Golden Dollar coin.
- In the 1980s, I built a robot.
- In 2000, I wrote a review, in Esperanto, of the William Shatner film "Incubus," also in Esperanto.
I was a back-up singer in an
Esperanto music video.
- In 1999, I wrote The Lost Key of Oz, an Oz novel that was intended
to be a sequel to the Oz books of L. Frank Baum, Ruth Plumly Thompson,
and John R. Neill. I thought that the name "Leslie Isabelle
Frank" was a good, Ozzy, name for an Oz author so that's what I chose for my pen-name. Here is the "official" description of
by Leslie Isabelle Frank
Written in 1999 in celebration of the Oz centennial,
the author explains:
"When asked how the name 'Oz' originated, Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum often related the story
that he happened to glance up and see a filecabinet drawer labeled 'O-Z' and decided to use
that for the name of his magical land.
I never quite believed that this explanation was neccesarily the complete truth—it occurred to
me that Mr. Baum, when creating his Wizard, may have been loosely inspired by Shelley's Ozymandias.
The Lost Key of Oz is
my attempt to expand on this theory within the confines of the Oz universe."
- A Winnie-the-Pooh Chronology; an in-progress
effort to fit the post-Milne Pooh stories in with the original books.
Some meme-type collages:
- The Amalgamatron - original homepage from the '90s.
- The World of Charles Atlas
- Star Trek
- Synchronar 2100 Solar-Powered
LED Watch -
I had one of these back in the '80s and '90s, thought it was the best
invention since sliced bread. In 2003, I started a
Digital Watch Forum,
which is now under new ownership and management.
- In 1998, I bought one of the original New Beetles.
- Grow Good Food - this book,
and what it describes, was the life's work of my grandfather.
The website also contains a free PDF of the book; download that
instead of the mangled version that's at the iTunes store.
- Lodestone Press
- Flugado is Esperanto for "Flight"
- The Church of Emacs includes my
GNU Emacs Desktop Wallpaper
- Winds of Dune - originally intended to be a fan site about
Frank Herbert's Dune series, but no content there yet.
- Star Wars fan site, created around the time that Phantom Menace came out.
- New Dollar Coin, a fan site of the Sacagawea/Golden Dollar, created at the time
of the coin's launch.
- Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, another fan site - this one about the comedy album. Also created sometime in the 1990s.
- In 1995, I created a Superman Fan Website called Superman Through the Ages! Most of the site is currently
offline, and I am working on repairing it. Sections are available at:
- The K-Metal from Krypton (I was the webmaster, editor, and letterer of this online
- Starwinds Howl - I published this novella both on the web and as a
physical book in the late '90s. That was loads of fun.
- What little of the main site that has been restored to date.
- Urantia: Planet 606 - When I first discovered the Urantia Book,
I started to put together a website about it. This is as far as I got.
- Doxa Sub