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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.

Caterpillar S50 launched at IFA – a new resistant phone on the market

Caterpillar S50 is the newest addition to the bulldozer people’s rugged smartphone line and it promotes itself as an indestructible device! The Cat S50 was announced at IFA Berlin today and it is in fact the next smartphone after Cat B15, a highly durable device...
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Chromecast and Chromecast Audio launched and available for purchase

Chromecast has a new model and the streaming gadget may be ready for true greatness. The gadget was launched today and it continues the success from 2013 when this little piece of hardware became an instant and unexpected hit. It's no shock it became such a hit...
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CyanogenMod releases kernel source for One PlusOne as the device becomes somewhat available

CyanogenMod recently released its kernel source for One Plus One, the first premium Chinese smartphone device, at the time of its final and expected arrival. The device is hyped on the market as it is released and bought on invitation and mostly because it runs on a...
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TWRP goes to version 2.8.6.0. – minor enhancements and improvements

TWRP goes to version 2.8.6.0 and it shows some notable changes overall. You get some scroll bar adjustments, some keyboard and scaling improvements, that sort of thing.       Official Changelog: Fix daylight savings time rules for...
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The Android Arsenal – a new directory for Android developers

Developers, now you have yet another help in a new website-type library. The Android Arsenal is a new categorized directory of Android-related projects that can help developers find what they are looking for much faster. The directory comprises Buttons, Changelogs,...
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Commandr 2.0 update – Google Search to work as it should

Commandr 2.0 update expands beyond its previous limits and expands on Google Now in giving its users the ability to control music and switches via voice commands. The medium command “Note to Self” is no longer needed in commanding the device. Apparently, Commandr...
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CLI Thumbnail generation

Just found this snippet in one of my local snippet files. i think I got this from some blog.... but I can't recall 🙁 anyhoo awesome little piece of code, generates thumbnails from all images in the dir its run from.   [crayon-5903a7409ab59451506429/]  ...
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AT&T teases Samsung Galaxy S6 Active – workout-oriented device to launch soon

AT&T recently teased the Galaxy S6 Active on Twitter, which can only mean that we are bound to see it in stores sooner rather than later. The US carrier has been hinting at launching a workout-friendly handset soon, and that can be the S6 Active, if we are to...
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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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