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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.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1leaked – a little resistant monster

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 was leaked in photos and in tech details and it looks like a little indestructible monster – but is it really? It has a 7 inch display that can be abused in many many ways. It will probably cost around $1299 -$2100 USD, as Slashgear says, and...
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Call of Mini – Zombies

Too many zombie games? pfft no such thing! check out this zombie shooting game that has co-op and ... well lots of zombie destruction. Just the way we like it..... [bsa_pro_ad_space id=5 if_empty=6...
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Project Sunroof initiative from Google to bring solar panels on everyone’s roof

The Sunroof initiative is a new Google project aimed at changing the world. People are trying to find renewable energy resources all over the world. It appears that solar energy may be the future, but is the cost really worth the investment? Using solar power on a...
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New Verizon-exclusive DROID Turbo flavored in blue, pink and orange metallic trim accents starting May 28th

Starting next week, May 28TH to be precise, you will be able to buy a blue, pink or orange metallic-trimmed DROID Turbo from Verizon. Isn’t that exciting? These are three new options for an already-existing 2014-2015 high-end Verizon exclusive.     The real...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini to launch at AT&T on March 20th

Samsung upped the ante this year with the Galaxy S6. Whether you love or hate the changes they made, it surely shows that Samsung worked really hard to change their Galaxy line forever. Just in case you’re not ready for the S6 awesomeness yet, you can still choose...
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[Game of the week] Implosion – the hack and slash mobile game you will want to try

If you like mobile hack and slash games, you may fall in love with Implosion, one of the better and more popular titles you will find on the Google Play Store. While some games are invaded by in-app purchases, this is no such game, you pay for it once, and you are...
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Pixel C tablet teased by Google – premium build Android device with smart keyboard

Chromebook Pixel C is the newest addition to the tablet panoply that Google keeps indulging us in. The tablet runs on Android and it is part of the high-end Pixel line. Considering that previous Pixel products have been running on Chrome OS, the move to Android seems...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leaked on German website – slightly bigger device with the same specs

This could be what Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus looks like, if we are to trust All About Samsung. There are a lot of rumors going on about such a device coming out sooner rather than later and this Plus version is supposed to be an even bigger phone hybrid than the...
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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.

CloudBleed a Cloudflare flaw leaks customer data

Cloudbleed aka Cloudleak is a bug in Cloudflare which is a CDN service, a proxy service, and a DNS provider... well to be honest cloudflare is a LOT of things these days and provides a freemium set of services, you can run your site using their DNS, proxy / CDN...

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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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