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Book Review: Ghost in the Wires

The second book for our book club this month was Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick. I didn't know anything about Kevin Mitnick before reading this book. I'm probably too young to remember seeing any news about him. So everything I know about him, I've learned from this book.

Ghost in the Wires
My Rating: 4 out of 5 bookmarks
Summary from Amazon page:  Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies--and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn't just about technological feats-it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information.

Driven by a powerful urge to accomplish the impossible, Mitnick bypasse…

Screen Refresh

If you saw my original post on my Android home screens, the first image here will look familiar. I've gone with a custom wallpaper desk-like theme using transparent icons. I'm still happy with the main home screen, but I'm not really excited about any of the other screens. They're fun, but not great. So I've started working on updates. Since I finished updating screen 2, I thought I'd share. 
Here is the before. You can see that although the intent is to have things look like they're sitting on a desk, it's not very well accomplished.
So I changed it up. I put everything on shelves instead. Not only are shelves better looking than desk clutter in the real world, they're also better on my phone screen.

What do you think?