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Hi my name is SumGuy, I will be your honored Rambler today. Not the car, but just a guy with some spare bandwidth throwing his ramblings out there with everyone else.

Sprint’s HTC One E8 gets Android Lollipop OTA

Sprint’s HTC One E8 gets its update to Android Lollipop today! The device is basically the same M8 on the inside with a 13MP camera but it’s all hidden under a plasticky exterior – for financial purposes of course. Even if this update is coming kind of late compared...
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Yuphoria phone gets Cyanogen OS 12.1 OTA

Yu's Yuphoria phone will soon run on CyanogenMod 12.1, which is a customized version of Android 5.1. The phone has been available for half a year now in India. Its problem has been that its availability was in form of a CyanogenMod nightly that users had to flash a...
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Sony Xperia Z5 review – the world’s best smartphone camera to date?

Sony Xperia Z5 is one of the newer devices on the market and it is trying to re-put Sony on the smartphone market charts after an executive decision of cutting off lots of employees earlier this year. The move did not cut Sony's daily expenses too much as money is...
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Dragon Finga – a new game free to play on Google Playstore

If you like rag dolls and little ninja fighters, you may as well have found your next favorite Android game. Dragon Finga is a new 2D brawler available in the Google Playstore and it presents little marionette puppets fighting for glory! The player controls multiple...
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Virgin Media working on a wristband that starts your DVR to record TV shows when you fall asleep in front of your TV

A new wearable is going to make your life so much easier by knowing when you are awake and when you have fallen asleep. The smartband will check and monitor your vitals in order to determine when you fall asleep while watching TV in order to tell your DVR to record a...
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T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets update to Android Lollipop 5.0

T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is getting back in league with the big guns as it receives Lollipop. The device was listed on T Mobile’s testing tracker, which is the second step in a three-step process to update devices to Android 5.0. Today is the day T Mobile...
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Nexus 6 Android 5.1 build images available on Google’s factory image download page

Nexus 6 Android 5.1 build images are now available. The LMY47E build is now available on the Google factory image download page just a week after it leaked online in a mysterious way.     The LMY47D build is already rolled out to Nexus 6 by Google in OTA...
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Xposed Framework compatible with Android 6.0 devices soon

The Xposed Framework is one of the most variable tools around when it comes to tweakers and tinkerers of the community. If you install this framework on an Android device you will get an open door to hundreds if not thousands of possibilities of changing the way your...
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Tech security

In Todays world tech security is an ever important aspect of our lives, everyone and everything out there is trying to break into your life and steal your information, so How do we stay secure? You can find current best practices and urgent issues in the tech security field on this site.

Sysadmin tutorials

As a practicing sysadmin and a consultant for some very promising companies Across the USA I will post sysadmin tutorials that make my life easier when I am trying to do my job.

Devops tips

Devops is a hot field these days, and keeping on top of the field is a constant struggle. I will post what tips I have figured out over the course of my work life and hopefully make your life easier 🙂

System Administrator news

From HeartBleed, Freak, ShellShock, Poodle, or whatever new clamaity may befall us any day now I will try to keep on top of the latest system administrator news affecting our lives.

Best Devops tools

Tools, scripts, libraries, apps and general tidbits that are there to makes our lives easier, I will be posting about all the best devops tools.

Windows 10 User Experience & Telemetry service

Windows 10 was released long ago in internet time, but I get asked questions about it randomly by various users, friends and clients. One of the most asked ones is about "spying" that windows 10 may be doing on the user. Initially a server called DiagTrack was present...

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Enable WebGL on Chrome or Firefox

WebGL on Chrome Enable hardware acceleration : browse to chrome://settings/advanced scroll to the bottom and look for Use hardware acceleration when available make sure Use hardware acceleration when available is checked ✓ if it tells you to then click the relaunch...

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SwiftKey sharing users data with strangers

Swiftkey was an amazing keyboard that usurped swype as my default keyboard, I loved its predictions, its swiping to type tech and its overall layout and features. For a long time it worked great, then I grew enamored with other keyboards and moved on. Recently...

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Ubuntu & Bash tutorial & basic utilities

An introduction to the CLI (Command Line Interface) and Bash on Ubuntu Linux aka a bash tutorial The default shell that is installed on Ubuntu Linux is bash. Alternatives exist, but they’re beyond the scope of this tutorial (check our post here for more info on how to...

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Why you should switch to ZShell ( zsh )

Why use ZShell It has some amazing features, but right out of the gate in no particular order: Context based tab completion that puts most others out there to shame. Shared history among tabs. Dynamic Load modules Spelling correction that out performs most others out...

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Battlefield 1 Reveal

Battlefield 1942 (sometimes known as BF1942) is a 3D World War II first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish company Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The game can be played in...

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Alsa CLI Volume control

I couldn't find the silly volume control in the system settings one day so i figured there had to be something I could use to control volume settings like mic boost without needing a gui or remembering names and numbers for the CLI. well there is and it's so easy a...

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Ubuntu 16.04 release changes & info

Ubuntu 16.04, code-named "Xenial Xerus", is here and its amazing! many new changes, many new additions and some removals of old outdated software/functionality. Unity has been polished and streamlined along with the much maligned ads have been removed! so lets get...

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Cyanogenmod Gapps error with SetupWizard

I saw that CM13 is out and it brings Android 6.0.1 (r17) goodies such as the battery saving ‘doze’ functionality and new permissions model, alongside the usual set of CM features. I have an HTC m8 sitting around which I figure was due for a custom rom right about now,...

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Android ADB commands

Android ADB Commands can be a mysterious bunch, but they have saved me from some disasters and made my life easier overall so I figured I would write a small post today and list some useful commands, hopefully you may use in your android endeavors. First you need to...

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Linux distribution info & kernel info

Do you have multiple vms and real machines you use for random testing, and small tasks? need to know what machine you are on? what kernel you are using? what the current Linux distribution info is? what OS version did you last install on here? and more such questions?...

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Letsencrypt ssl cert for mumble

I needed to set up a mumble server for a friends minecraft community. The Mumble software uses a client–server architecture which allows users to talk to each other via the same server. It has a very simple administrative interface and features high sound quality and...

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