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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.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 from Sprint updates to Android 4.4.2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 from Sprint just got an update to Android 4.4.2. Now, Sprint Galaxy Tab 3 users can finally take their devices out and check this KitKat update everyone’s been talking about for the past months. You shouldn’t have waited for something...
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VLC on Google Play Store – it finally got out of beta and you can download the first stable form

  You can finally find VLC on Google Play Store available for download. All those who know a thing or two about technology, you just know that VLC is the best and most popular media player around. It is available for any and every platform and two years ago it...
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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL leaked – possible launch in October

Microsoft Lumia 950 and its XL variant will most probably launch at the event held on October 19th in New York. There, new devices from Microsoft’s line such as the flagships Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Band will be officially...
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Sprint’s LG G Flex gets an update with security fixes and Wi Fi calling, among others

LG G Flex from Sprint just got an update with a few tweaks today. The device is probably (surely) not the best on the planet, but its curves attract the audience like a magnet. Although there may not be many such devices from Sprint curving around, they get the ZV7...
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Inbox by Google allows existing users to invite three friends!

Google’s new reiteration of its email client, Inbox was a rather exclusive option for just a few individuals. Now, those individuals can make their friends’ lives happy by inviting three people to the service just by using the Compose button (or speed dial). We don’t...
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Aralon: Forge and Flame – new RPG mobile game with one-time purchase

  Aralon: Forge and Flame is an new 3D mobile game that is trying to change the way mobile games work. The good part about this game, apart from its graphics, is the lack of in-app purchases. That does not mean you will get a free app though, because you have to...
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Nexus 6 on sale in selected T Mobile stores starting November 12th

Nexus 6 is getting in T Mobile stores on November 12th, but don’t expect to get yours THAT soon as the situation will probably be just as terrible as it’s been on Google Play Store and Motorola’s own site so far. In the past two weeks, the four variations of the...
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LG G Vista 2 – mid-range smartphone with bigger screen and a stylus

LG G Vista 2 is a stylus-packed smartphone announced by the South-Korean OEM that is supposed to attack the mid-range market this winter. This is the bigger yet weaker flagship version released earlier this year and it is dedicated to people who want a good LG but...
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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.

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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