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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.

Google unveils Nexus6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player along with Android Lollipop

Google unveils the new Android L, now officially called Lollipop, and its newest devices yet! Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are now official along with the Nexus Player, a streaming media player made by Asus which runs Android TV. The Nexus 9 made by Motorola and the Nexus...

Sony releases source code and binaries for more Xperia devices

Sony seems to like custom ROMs and anything that has to do with them and now it has released AOSP Lollipop source codes and binaries for its Xperia Z line. After they showed that the Android 5.0 stock version runs on most Xperia Z3, Sony has posted the source code and...

Image Conversion & PDF shrinkage

Problem : I need to take a bunch of mixed images of jpg and png origin and convert them to a PDF file. Solution : convert all to one file type, then convert them all to a single PDF and THEN shrink the PDF to a normal size.... tools needed : imagemagick, ghostscript,...

NVIDIA Shield owners rejoyce! Portal and Half Lofe 2 available on Google Store

NVIDIA Shield owners will be happy today as the new Portal and Half Life 2 games were ported and can now be found on the Google Play Store. They are only available for the device because they need a controller to be played. Each costs around $10. Considering they are...

OK Google Hotword Detection available in 9 more languages!

Ok Google is now available for understanding more languages than ever! The new hotword detection feature that learned more languages is rolling out to all devices and if you find yourself being told by OK Google that you can activate it by using an OK Google command,...

TWRP support for One Plus One (codename Bacon)

One Plus One is now ready to support TWRP, the custom recovery used to flash ROMs and ZIP files and backup devices. One Plus One remains a pretty expensive device but at least after you buy it (if you’re lucky) you can tinker with its software safely at your own...

Google partners with Space X to bring Internet access to everyone

Google is partnering with Space X to make Internet access for everyone a real goal! It is official! Google and Fidelity have invested $1 billion in the private space firm, thus obtaining 10% share. This funding will go towards developing reusable rocket technology and...

Android Wear companion app updated – changes to be implemented soon

The Android Wear companion app on Android is receiving a material redesign that will finally change its face for the better. The change is first seen in some leak photos from Phandroid where the overall look of Android Wear seems improved with new design and new...
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.

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 the hp smart...

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HTC One M10 possibly leaked in new photo

  HTC will not announce their new year flagship during MWC with LG and Samsung, but they are expected to do so in the coming weeks. Way before the official announcement, Evan Blass (@evleaks) managed to snatch a photo of the alleged device and you can see it below.  ...

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Ubuntu-powered tablet coming from Spain to launch soon

  We can finally talk about an Ubuntu-powered tablet entering the market. The Canonical software developer has finally started to talk about the device, which will be a modified existing tablet from Spanish manufacturer BQ. The Aquaris M10 tablet will be modified to...

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LG G5 to be officially announced at MWC in February

  LG G5 will make its first official appearance at MWC on February 21st. It appears that this is the date when ALL of the 2016 flagships are peeking at us and when we will finally be able to see what we can upgrade to this year. LG confirmed that the device will...

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SwiftKey purchased by Microsoft; the app lives on

  SwiftKey has been officially purchased by Microsoft. As it was speculated yesterday, an imminent purchase of the company responsible for one of the most popular keyboard apps was bound to happen.     Financial details were not disclosed but unofficial reports...

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