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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.

Galaxy S4 LTE-A (i9506) and Galaxy S5 G900 get CyanogenMod nightlies

Galaxy S4 LTE-A (i9506) and Galaxy S5 G900 (T Mobile LTE and the unlocked international version) have new CyanogenMod nightlies available. Samsung S5, the US T Mobile version, is also sold on the international market with a little twist in the Snapdragon processor...

OPPO F1 pre-order available – meet the mid-range smartphone of the moment

  OPPO F1 was announced earlier this year at CES and now the device is available for pre-orders. The device costs $249 or the equivalent in your local currency. In order to reserve one of these babies, you will have to make a $5 or 5 euro deposit. The first units...

AT&T announces Samsung Galaxy S6 Active – you can buy it starting June 12th

The moment has come that AT&T has decided to out the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and let the world rejoice in this workout/military-oriented device. You will be able to by your own device starting June 12 and it looks epic! If by epic you understand a cross-breed...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S showed off in new video ad!

A new Samsung Galaxy Tab S will soon come on the market, and it is advertised now in a new video. The official first look video shows a nice looking fellow with a robust body and countless possibilities. Apparently, the tablet will have a physical button on the middle...

Which HTC smartphones get Android 6.0? We got you covered!

Which HTC smartphones are getting the Android 6.0 treatment? Well, the Marshmallow can't come to ALL devices out there, so we have to cut some back and let some bask in the glory of Google's most recent operating system. HTC is still working on giving its customers a...

Assassin’s Creed Unity companion app on Google Play Store

If you’re an Assassin’s Creed lover, you’ll love this bit of news: Ubisoft is launching a companion app for Unity, the franchise’s latest game that will launch tomorrow. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be available exclusively for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and it takes...

International HTC One M9 gets maintenance update with camera, battery and heat issue improvements

The international HTC One M9 is getting an OTA to v1.40.401.5, an update that brings about some nice changes to the device. Smartphones from Africa, Europe and Asia should see the update notification as we speak. This is not a major update, but it does bring...

Spotify for Android

While I have a bunch of music on my phone one does get tired of listening to the same ol' thing every so often, so recently I have tried out streaming and radio apps. I tried some that stream from a server like subsonic etc and ones like Spotify that stream from a...
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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