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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.

Motorola Moto E Verizon to launch soon with LTE and secondary camera

Motorola Moto E is back, with LTE support for Verizon. If the previous generation did not have a front camera OR LTE; this time around this budget device is near perfect. The device is branded to Verizon’s liking because it will apparently be an exclusive – or at...
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Apple releases Move to iOS and Android fans respond accordingly

Apple is back in the news again and this time it’s all about their first ever app. The company is known for being at least reticent when it comes to sharing with or supporting other platforms. It took them years and years to finally pair with Windows for the...
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Facebook Hello Dialer gets update with new layout and contact filters among others

Facebook Hello Dialer was recently updated to version 2.0 and in this article you will find just what the improvements are. This extension of the social media service allows users to call and message people and it works for free via Messenger.     The...
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Verizon’s HTC One M8 receives update to Android 4.4.3 and Extreme Power Saving Module

HTC One M8 from Verizon is getting an update to Android 4.4.3 and a new Extreme Power Saving Mode. The update will rollout starting September 10 and, in due time, all Verizon HTCs will get it. The new HTC is updated to the most recent Android version a week after M7...
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T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S5 update pulled – issue in downloading speeds

T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S5 update was halted earlier this Saturday after a speed bug was suspected. The 131 MB update was a minor bug fix that had a reverse result though. Updated May 23 @ 8:30 PM EST The Samsung Galaxy S 5 Software update to G900TUVU1ANE5 via OTA...
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Sony Xperia A2 launched in Japan – to become Xperia Z2 compact internationally

Sony Xperia A2 was launched in Japan yesterday and it may become the Z2 Compact for international buyers. The device seems to be an affordable smartphone rather that a device brought in a smaller form. Xperia A2 has a waterproof and dust-resistant cover with a 4.3”...
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Xposed Framework available for ARMv7 devices in alpha build

Xposed Framework is now available for Lollipop in the form of an alpha build. The vague promise of “soon” is now a reality, even if the installation process is a bit more complicated than usual.     In order to install the new Xposed version on your Lollipop...
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One Plus One leaked photoes hint at a clean fluid device with CyanogenMod software

One Plus One was recently leaked online by OnePlus forum. Until now, details and specification regarding the bigger HTC flagship have been scarce and some may have been fed up with waiting. These new photos are pretty convincing in portraying the new high-end large...
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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.

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

Time to Battlefield 1 Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) Battlefield 1942 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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Remove spaces from file names via bash

if you need a simple way to remove spaces from file names and replace with an underscore or a hyphen or whatever else here is a bash one liner. You can also do this via python or perl or most likely via php (why? o.0) but since bash / zsh is here and readily available...

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Linux HP Smart Array Raid Controller

A client has a machine in a DC that has a raid controller and 4 hdd’s set to raid 10, that’s all I was told. I wanted to keep an eye on the hdds, so I needed to install a utility that can monitor and interact with the raid controller.  In my case I have...

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