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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.

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...
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sProjector – portable mini-projectors for better presentations!

  Time passes and technology changes. Every huge apparatus that may have been useful in the past has shrunk over time and this is exactly what has happened with projectors. Long past are the days when you had to carry around a large projector whenever you had to...
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Nexus 9 cases and keyboard folio you can find on Amazon and Google Play!

Nexus 9 is getting all the love nowadays and, in order to become exactly what you need, you can now accessorize it with some hip and colorful keyboard folios and magic covers. The Keyboard folio can be found on Amazon, where you would be paying $129.99, and on Google...
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CyanogenMod nightlies for Nexus 6, LG G3 international, AT&T’s LG G3 and Android One devices

Android One builds now have CyanogenMod support. The international LG G3 (D855) version and Nexus 6 are getting their nightlies today, and T Mobile’s LG G3 is getting in on it too! The Android One devices are the same as any, but they share one ROM under the codename...
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Android L new fixes – tethering and protocol fixes to be available in the next public release

Google is trying to release the most stable Android version yet, and L just seems to be that thanks to the early access given to third party developers and enthusiasts who work day and night to find and fix all sorts of bugs. Issues seem to be reported each day and,...
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The Rumor mill: Samsung may be working on a circular smartwatch of its own

Motorola and LG are not the only manufacturers ready to launch a circular-design smartwatch in the near future. Samsung is said to be thinking about the same thing and Gear 2 Solo, the SIM-enabled device ready by the South-Koreans may make an appearance at next week’s...
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[The rumor mill] Samsung Galaxy Note 5 details leaked: meet the first phablet with USB Type-C

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumors are coming! With the imminent announcement of the new device coming alive growing closer by the day, new rumors and bits of information are starting to surface. The second half of the year is bound to witness the launch of more flagship...
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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.

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

Time to Battlefield 1 Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) Battlefield 1942 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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Remove spaces from file names via bash

if you need a simple way to remove spaces from file names and replace with an underscore or a hyphen or whatever else here is a bash one liner. You can also do this via python or perl or most likely via php (why? o.0) but since bash / zsh is here and readily available...

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Linux HP Smart Array Raid Controller

A client has a machine in a DC that has a raid controller and 4 hdd’s set to raid 10, that’s all I was told. I wanted to keep an eye on the hdds, so I needed to install a utility that can monitor and interact with the raid controller.  In my case I have...

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