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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 Desire 820 announced at IFA Berlin – mid-range device with 64-bit architecture

HTC announced the Desire 820 at IFA Berlin and we are happy to announce a new mid-range device with  64-bit architecture! The One family unibody design is accompanied by a colorful polycarbonate shell this time and it sort of looks like a hybrid between a HTC One M8...

Mobile radio active bug to be solved in time for Android 6.0

It appears that some bugs like to linger around for the entire duration of an OS lifetime, but things may change come Android Marshmallow, as the mobile radio active bug from Lollipop will finally be fixed. Users usually report bugs on the Android public issue tracker...

Material Google Keyboard 4.0 – see the changes and download the apk here!

Here we have the all new Material redesign of the Google keyboard. This is the official release of the material design keyboard or as close as we will get at this moment. Unlike the earlier release that required root and adding libraries to various folders, this is an...

Sprint’s LG G2 Android Lollipop 5.0 rolling out starting today

LG G2 from Sprint is getting an update to Android Lollipop 5.0 starting today. In order to get it, you have to check the Settings menu for a manual software refresh or you can look for a side-loaded update file on a very good user forum.     This build for the G2 is...

T Mobile’s Samsung S5, Note 3 and Note 4 get minor OTAs

  Some of T Mobile’s offerings have gotten an OTA today, and among them you will find the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note 3 and Galaxy S5. The Note and the S5 are getting their Chinese support, which brings the first to version number N910TUVU1ANK4 and the second...

[Deal of the day] Hushed gives you lifetime anonymous phone number for one purchase

Hushed has a deal for you and now you can get a lifetime private phone number for the price of one-year plans. StackSocial, the developing team, is offering many many one-in-a-lifetime deals where you will have to pay only $39 for a lifetime of secret phone number...

Samsung deals: buy a flagship get $350 worth of gifts!

Samsung really really wants you to buy a new Galaxy smartphone and it will even give you presents if you do take the leap. If you want to get one of their new devices in the next 16 days, you will also get $50 in cash plus $350 worth of accessories.     There's more!...

LG G3 First look – specifications and design

LG G3 is no secret anymore as it was launched today at a special event in London after tons of leaks on the Internet. The phone can now be seen by everyone and even be pre-ordered on Sprint, T Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. The LG flagship for 2014 takes center stage with...
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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