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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.

Xiaomi to release MIUI 7 OTA starting October 27th

Xiaomi devices may not be at the top of the mobile chain in the US or in Europe but they are among the most popular smartphones in Asia. All Xiaomi devices run on MIUI, a build of Android that is now getting an update. MIUI 7 will roll out on supported devices...
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[The rumor mill] Xiaomi said to work on Linux-powered laptop

Xiaomi is rapidly becoming one of the most popular OEMs on a global level, and it is accordingly spreading its wings outside the mobile spectrum. It appears that the Manufacturer is seriously planning to get on the laptop business with a Linux OS powered device that...
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Cybergon – a new free to play game where you will need dexterity and an affinity for blue

Cybergon is a new Android game available on Google Playstore today. It offers an energetic journey where the player has to pay attention to colors and speed; in requires dexterity, luck and an intuitive touchscreen. The game is free to play and pretty simple. The...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a redesign haul – reportedly copying an iPhone feature

Samsung Galaxy S6 is rumored to be a whole new device, at least in terms of design, as the South-Korean manufacturer is investing in changing the looks of its prized flagship. Massively improved specs and a new look made with new materials are in order as the age of...
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[Game of the day] A Good Snowman will puzzle you with its cutesy difficulty

  A Good Snowman will put you right in the jolly holiday mood, just in case you needed another reminder that Winter and Winter holidays are coming. This little game will put you in a puzzle where you have to build a snowman. Thing is, you're not a human, but a...
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Amazon temporary free app bundle includes $100 worth of Android apps

Amazon is pushing a new list of free apps for a limited time on its Appstore! Considering the fact that this promotion will not last through the weekend, you should head out to Amazon Appstore a.s.a.p. to get the apps you like but never had the money to buy! This...
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[Game of the Week] Gabriel Knight: Sins of Fathers – remastered adventure puzzle game on the Google Play Store

Gabriel Knight: Sins of Fathers is another classic adventure game released on the Google Play Store. If you are a fan of point-and-click games, you will love this one. This game is a 1993 Sierra adventure remastered that you can now try on your mobile device.  ...
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Motorola Moto E 2nd gen WILL get Android 6.0 after all!

Motorola Moto E 2nd gen will get its own update to Android 6.0 soon! The bad news is that the OTA will not reach US devices. This news completes the news coming back in October, when Motorola announced their Android 6.0 Marshmallow update list of devices, a pretty...
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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.

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 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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