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Intel’s new Dev Story/ HACK THE CODE – a tool for devs to work their magic

Intel’s new Dev Story/ HACK THE CODE is a new game that surprisingly has little to do with coding, except for devs. The game is constructed in such a manner that it will attract very few people except for .hack fans. Inside the little game you will find some...

Proxmox iso upload method

I just setup proxmox, and am testing out various features. I needed to upload an ISO so I can install an OS. took me a bit so i figured I'd throw it on here for future ref. Login to proxmox web control panel. Goto server view from drop down on left hand side. Expand...

[Free app of the day] Triller makes you a star with your own video!

Triller is finally here! After months and months of watching Apple users flaunt us with their playback prowess, now we – the Android master race – can finally enjoy the same privilege with even better features! This app will transform each and every one of us into...

New LG G4 render shows up on Twitter – see what the new LG flagship may look like

LG G4 render made its appearance on Twitter today, and it appears that the new wave of leaks has already begun. @OnLeaks, the account created by the owner of Nowhereelse.fr, is responsible for this leak, and since they were right about the HTC One M9, they could be...

Blackberry gives US users access to Amazon Appstore through its most recent update

Blackberry users from the USA behold: you are just about to get Amazon Appstore access with your next update. The OTA is rolling out right now and it appears that the company is finally figuring out how to get back in the game with the likes of Apple and Android...

Verizon launches exclusive Ellipsis 8 tablet – see what it’s made of and what you could pay for it here!

Verizon just launched another rebranded tablet in the form of Ellipsis 8, an over-branded device at a small price. The device has an 8-inch HD display and it does not excel at the hardware department, but what do you really expect from a device with a $249.99 price...

Nexus 9 gets well-deserved OTA to Android 5.0.2

Nexus 9 is getting a well-deserved update to Android 5.0.2 today. If you were expecting 5.1, you’re out of luck. If there’s an Update icon on your device, it’s not gonna be the most recent Android OS.     This OTA is rather small as it is only a bump from...

[Deal of the week] ibVPN subscription for 4 years deal at $59 for a limited time only!

If for security or privacy reasons (or whatever reasons really) you are already using a VPN and are looking for something better, bear in mind you can get a great deal for an ibVPN subscription for no less than four years. VPNs are usually used by people who want to...

Dropbox update brings native Adobe PDF viewing and word searching within files

Dropbox is one of the most used file sharing apps around and today it’s getting an important update. It can now view Adobe PDF files natively and it lets you search words within the PDF. PDF files can be directly shared from the viewer without having to download them...
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.
Restart service on no linux logs output

Restart service on no linux logs output

Sometimes I have apps that suddenly stop working, however they don't have PID output or I can't start them via systemd or upstart due to convoluted requirements. Other times the app is on but it stops processing incoming queues due to various reasons. I need to make...

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Proxmox iso upload method

Proxmox iso upload method

I just setup proxmox, and am testing out various features. I needed to upload an ISO so I can install an OS. took me a bit so i figured I'd throw it on here for future ref. Login to proxmox web control panel. Goto server view from drop down on left hand side. Expand...

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CloudBleed a Cloudflare flaw leaks customer data

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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Mooooo linux Dirty cow vulnerbility cve-2016-5195

Mooooo linux Dirty cow vulnerbility cve-2016-5195

What is Dirty Cow CVE-2016-5195 is a bug in the Copy On Write mechanism of the Kernel. Any user or user owned process can gain write access to memory mappings which should be read only for the end user. This allows them to interact with otherwise root only files....

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Windows 10 User Experience & Telemetry service

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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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