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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.

HTC reportedly working on an octa-core device

HTC is reportedly working on an octa-core-run smartphone. The Taiwanese manufacturer teased its product in a photo which shows a mid-range device Weibo believes could be an octa-core device. Considering the fact that HTC does not make its own processors, we are safe...

BetterBatteryStats – the app that tests and analyzes your battery function with Lollipop support

BetterBatteryStats has updated to v2.0 and it now has a Material look and full Lollipop support. The app allows users to test their battery and analyze the battery function of their smartphone or tablet.     High battery drain can become a nuisance for most people,...

EVGA Tegra Note 7 on sale for $129.99 on Newegg!

If you want a Tegra Note 7 at a great price, head over to Newegg, where you can find the handset on sale for just $129.99 (that’s $70 off of the retail price!). If you’re looking for a powerful tablet for yourself or for a loved one, you can now get one on a bargain....

Snapchat launches Snapcash feature – send money as easy as you send selfies!

Snapchat is branching out and offering a new service named Snapcash. Next time you want to surprise your friends with a photo, you may want to offer them some money too? That’s not exactly what Snapcash does, but it’s pretty close. The feature makes sending money just...

[I/O] Android M gets new RAM manager that shows average and maximum memory usage on every app

Android M is going to change things once again for the community by offering granular control over various actions such as monitoring RAM consumption. Android is pretty good at managing its memory but it does not show you exactly what is going on inside that mobile...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook available in Barnes and Noble now!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is coming in your closest Barnes and Noble soon! After Barnes and Noble announced a partnership with Samsung in the creation of a Nook tablet, the device is now available at a decent price of only $179. The Nook seems to appear just like any...

LG G3 and G Watch available at AT&T starting July 8th

AT&T is bringing about not only the LG G3 but also the LG G Watch everyone was expecting. Starting tomorrow, you can pre-order one or both and, on 11th of July, you will be able to buy one straight from the real AT&T shops. LG G3 is basically the newest LG flagship...

Samsung Link Platform on Google Play Store – link all of your Samsung devices!

  Samsung Link Platform is available on the Google Play Store and what you can do with it is some nice sharing between media devices, including computers and TV. The new and improved Link Platform allows users to bridge the gap between their electronics as long as...
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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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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