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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.

Dell announces Venue 10 tablets destined for educational greatness

Dell announced a new tablet focused on education today. Venue 10 is part of an education-oriented product system running on Lollipop Android. The device will also have a Windows 8.1 “twin” and they will both debut this spring. The devices will probably not be...
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Ubuntu-powered tablet coming from Spain to launch soon

  We can finally talk about an Ubuntu-powered tablet entering the market. The Canonical software developer has finally started to talk about the device, which will be a modified existing tablet from Spanish manufacturer BQ. The Aquaris M10 tablet will be modified...
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Google Maps updates itself with live public transit schedule

Google Maps is one of the most useful apps out there, and the US service is even better than most of the world. There are always things that can be improved though, and what the app is lacking is live arrival times for public transportation like trains, busses and...
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Pebble limited edition watches in pink, green and sky blue sold online now!

Pebble devices are ready to show their new colors, and they want to be pretty and vibrant in a limited edition sale! Being one of the first smartwatches and bearing a black-and-white screen, Pebble was easily forgotten once Wear devices became the “IT” high-tech...
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Nexus 9 confirmed – possible official announcement on October 16

Nexus 9 is closer to reality than ever and, even if we don’t know exactly when it will launch yet, we do know that the newest Google tablet is made by HTC! The device could be revealed on October 16th, but that’s only speculation so far; the fact is that the device is...
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linux shell argument list too long rsync or cp

I needed to copy files generated by doxygen from one directory into another for a large opensource C++ project. Sadly there were too many files in the directory, so bash started complaining 🙁 cp and rsync died out with the error of argument list too long. initially I...
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[CES 2015] Sony announces new BRAVIA TV line with built-in Android TV

Sony is changing its business plan a bit when it comes to TVs and now it is launching Bravia TVs running on Android TV. The announcement was made at CES and below you can see what the fuss is all about.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_apBYf_Mdc   These...
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Motorola Moto G to update to Android Lollipop in the following weeks

Moto G is Motorola’s best-selling low-level smartphone at the moment, and it seems to be a lucky device as well, since it is one of the first on the market to get the update to Android Lollipop 5.0. The update release notes document shows Moto G in its list of updated...
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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.

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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