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Some of you might have noticed that this website has been updated. In the Summer of 2016, as my foreboding about the upcoming presidential election grew, I decided to step back from social media and the Internet in general. Facebook and Twitter were aiding and abetting the coming of fascism to my home. This same HOME page of Santino.TV had a BSOD(T) - a "Blue Screen of Death (T****)" placed right here at the top. Looked a bit like this:



In October of this year, 2022, the server hosting site where Santino.TV has resided for the past 25 years, moved all the files for the website and email to a new server and within a week I got notice from Google that there was a phishing/malware link posted on the site and the email account was being used to send out spam from some Romanian bad actors. Working with the host company, I was able to fix both the problems. But the whole process got me thinking about getting the website back up to date after it had lingered for 6 years with no updates. I also wanted to use Bootstrap to make the site more compatible with tablets and phones.
I started figuring out how to do it all using Bootstrap but then... the whole Elon Musk Twitter thing blew up and Bootstrap is part of the Twitter family! I decided to keep Santino.TV very much as it has been. Very old school with just HTML5, CSS and some JavaScript photo galleries. Not extremely elegant, but solid, and I know what and where every line of code is, as opposed to plugging in some component with unknown coding on WordPress. The new MENU setup allows for media queries and will resize depending on the browser.

COMING SOON! !EUREKA! The long-awaited second novel by Peter Santino.
Now in final editing stages with expected publication in early 2023.


cover, EUREKA

From the book jacket:
!EUREKA!
Eureka local, artist/author/painter-plasterer, Peter Santino, set out to write a guide to restoring and reinforcing historic plaster walls and ceilings. With more than fifty years of experience working in the trade, he felt confident his tips and advice would be of value, not only to fellow tradespeople, but to those homeowners lucky enough to have acquired a historic property.
He also felt confident it would be quite boring. Santino decided to add in some anecdotes and tales gathered growing-up in his unusual hometown, along with a bit of what could be historical information about this hidden gem of a city, far away on California’s Lost Coast.
Early on in his research, he was confronted with some extremely uncomfortable, new information about a blood relative. In dire need of assistance, Santino called upon Edgar Allan Poe and Jack London. Together they uncorked his imagination and gave him license to invent; to make things up.
The simple how-to guide book heated, melted, expanded, and became a novel.

!EUREKA! The long-awaited second novel by Peter Santino.
Look for it in early 2023.

In the meantime:

Time to Read: LADY-FAME; or, The Fluke
Now more than ever!

LADY-FAME; or, The Fluke

"Long derided as tacky and vulgar, the design of the '70s is now a source of great inspiration."
– T, The New York Times Style Magazine, March 29, 2015.
LADY-FAME; or, The Fluke is now available for purchase at local bookstores and on most online bookseller sites including Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com