The book is told in third person. I think I've realized that if I read fiction it has to be noir style stories. The narrator should be the plot development pivot, otherwise it's simply easier to watch a movie. Think I'll try to to read Do Androids dream of electric sheep?
The book starts of slow and I'm most of the time looking forward to the end, since I loosely know the chase story to be told. But as I continue through the chapters I quickly eat up the next one. This book is well written and an easy read. The author is good at channeling the excitement Mitnick describes during his social engineering hacks.
I've never stolen or swindled anyone in my life and sitting next to Mitnick while he is narrating how he does it really gets the adrenaline running. Thanks for a great read and an exciting story!
The reason for jailbreaking devices is as always to open the device up for functionality which is possible but made unavailable. Application installation on the Apple TV is interesting from a Plex home cinema setup point of view. The apple TV has great premises to be a great Plex Client.
So this morning I tried to jailbreak my Apple TV. First of all you need to find a micro USB - USB. Impossible to buy in CPH, so better hope you know someone who owns a device using micro USB.
I updated to the iOS to version 4.3 and started on the Seas0nPass jailbreak. I hit the following issues:
- Unzipping IPSW image hanged. Apparently the IPSW file server did not deliver the full file. Just tried to re-download until got the full file.
- creating the ramdisk hanged. Seemed that there was an old virtual windows .bundle file in libraryplugins.. That just needed to be deleted. Machine needed to be rebooted.
After jail breaking I just had to go to the Plex forum where there is posted a great guide to install a Plex client on the apple tv using the Terminal.
The book is about a sci-fi novelist who gets drunk on the side off a skyscraper and falls off the side as he hurls. The fall kills him and he wakes up in Hell where he is guided through Dante's vision of Hell.
The book paints the torments in Dante's circles very well and in a modern light where the main character the sci-fi writer tries to rationalise everything from the 1600 italian vision of Hell.
Good entertaining and fast read.