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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.

New Humble Mobile Bundle appeals to the Humongous child heart of yours

The newest Humble Mobile Bundle will definitely bring your young heart back out from under that grownup daily routine. You can, of course, buy the bundle for your kids if you want to, yeah.     The current average price for the bundle is $7.41, and for...
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T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets update to Android Lollipop 5.0

T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is getting back in league with the big guns as it receives Lollipop. The device was listed on T Mobile’s testing tracker, which is the second step in a three-step process to update devices to Android 5.0. Today is the day T Mobile...
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The Android One phone series expands to Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

The Android One phone line is spreading its wings all over Asia and now it is reaching Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. In a few weeks the citizens of these states will be able to buy a cheaper phone with working Android capacities too. There is no clear set date yet,...
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Microsoft Lumia phone to launch in February – possibly the last one

  The future of Microsoft Lumia phones is almost in-existent at the moment, since Microsoft announced it will be introducing a different and more effective smartphone portfolio. But before an age is over, we may still have two devices to see, and they will be...
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T Mobile’s LG GFlex KitKat 4.4.2 update!

T Mobile’s LG GFlex gets the Android 4.4.2 update this week. The device will finally be updated from jelly Bean to KitKat, which means a totally different experience. The changes bring an Immersive screen mode, an improved battery performance, redesigned notification...
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Android Lollipop 5.0 source code reaches AOSP

Android Lollipop 5.0’s source code is now available on AOSP. It seems that no Google Android update is complete until it reaches the Android Open Source Project. This means that every line of code, every config file and every resource is made public. It may take a...
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Duolingo, Sight words, Evernote and Vine run natively on Chrome OS -more apps to be ported by Google soon

Google announces that Duolingo, Sight words, Evernote and Vine run natively on Chrome OS now. It seems that Chromebooks and Android devices are more connected than ever as Android apps are starting to be natively compatible with Chrome OS. It seems that Google is...
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ArcBook – a low-end notebook running on Android Jelly Bean from Archos

Archos announced a new line of low-end devices this year and among them is an Android Notebook. ArcBook is a 10.1-inch notebook that will be available for purchase next month. It will be sold for about $169.99 and it doesn’t look too much of a contender for the big...
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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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