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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.

UK Samsung Galaxy S5 updates to Android Lollipop 5.0

UK Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting a due update to Lollipop today. There is still no news regarding the update coming to US customers, but it can’t be postponed for long, right? Galaxy S5 SM-G900F is getting notifications regarding the OTA update that brings about...
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HTC One M9 from Verizon gets Android 5.1 update

HTC One M9 from Verizon got an update to Android 5.1 plus some security changes and upgrades along the way. Mo Versi, the VO of HTC, released the info on his Twitter account yesterday and here is what you will be getting out of this.  ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner – find out how to set it up

Samsung Galaxy S5 presents a nifty fingerprint scanner you will have to setup in order to use. Sadly, recent tests show this scanner is not as slick as the one on iPhone 5s, but it can hold its own when it comes to authenticating Samsung accounts or virtual bank...
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Smash Bandits Racing – a new fun and free Android game

Smash Bandits is a new free game you can find on the Google Play Store. You may just fall in love with this little racing game as it puts you in a similar position to the first GTA games. You’re a thug running away from the cops and you have to destroy as much public...
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RideOn surpasses $75k goal for its Android-powered augmented reality skiing goggles

Did you ever think that skiing is a boring activity that could use some tech spice? Well, it appears that RideOn thought so too and now their Android-powered augmented reality ski goggles are much closer to reality than a month ago because the IndieGogo project...
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BLU updates its devices to Android Lollipop, first in line Studio X and Studio X Plus

BLU, one of the smaller US retailers out there, is updating its devices to Android Lollipop these days. Two of the more important handsets to get the OTA are Studio X and Studio X Plus. The Miami-based retailer is sort-of famous for its low-spec and low-price devices...
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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV box – the new SHIELD device you can get at a decent price

NVIDIA SHIELD, the Android TV powered by a Tegra X1 chip, was recently unveiled at MWC and it appears it will officially come out in May. NVIDIA always puts its own twist on everything Android and this does not make any difference, considering this is a modified...
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iPad Pro announced today – a huge-er better tablet from Apple

The iPad Pro has finally become reality as the Apple Event held earlier today showed the device in all of its splendor. This is, indeed, a larger version of the regular iPad and Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, is rather excited about it.     What do we get with the...
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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.

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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