Book Review of Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell

Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley My rating: 5 of 5 stars God, this takes me back. I remember Captain Crunch, phreaking, warez, War Games, my C64 (which I got in Fall 1982), BBS's, Usenet, CdC, 2600, etc., like it was yesterday. I …

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“The Crow” AI Dance Film

THE CROW is an amazing short film in which its AI-created animation transforms a dancer from the film PAINTER into a crow. The result is a haunting and compelling piece that follows the crow through its brief dance in a landscape of post-apocalyptic barrenness, to its inevitable demise. One of the most hauntingly beautiful and stunning projects to date -- and it's the first time an AI project has won at the Cannes Short Film Festival. Do not pass this up!

Some Arbitrary Pics from My Poetic Journey

I thought since I've had a seriously varied writing career encompassing five whole decades, it might be fun to post a few random photos (zany, crazy, wacky?) with no real agenda in mind. Just whatever I find, and perhaps a brief blurb on a couple to explain...

More Scott C. Holstad Quotes Found in Pop Culture During 2022

Before diving into the topic at hand, I just wanted to mention a couple of things. A) I "had" to change this site's theme, look and feel as the theme I've been using for far too long is basically dead. I finally went through with it today and I'm pleased at how seamless it was, …

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TODAY: 65 Halloween quotes that are sure to send chills down your spine

On Monday, August 8, 2022 -- just three days ago -- the TODAY Show had a themed party atmosphere for its show: a holiday celebration of Halloween. Aside from the minor confusion of this show preceding the holiday by over two months, I was all in because it's always been one of my favorite holidays, …

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The Times, They Are a Changing

The times, they are a changing. The physical transformations that FIVE (5) DECADES of writing have forced upon Scott C. Holstad. 1988 - 2021. A slideshow of the path my career and journey as a writer has taken me over a FIVE DECADE span (which is really hard to believe). All of these photos representing …

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