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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.

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...

Amazon Christmas free apps – get your favorite games and apps for free today!

Amazon is being a good Santa this Christmas and, if you want to make yourself – or someone you love – a gift, you can check out the Amazon Appstore for some very interesting free stuff. This brand new discount brings about everyone’s favorite games and some pretty...

T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets update to Android Lollipop

Following in Note 3’s steps,  Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from T Mobile is also getting the Lollipop Android treatment starting today. The device is finally joining its siblings from AT&T, US Cellular, Verizon and Sprint.     The device gets to version N910TUVU1COD6 and the...

Google Play Books free best-seller Nexus 9 deal – go to the app and pick your free book!

Google Play Books is ordering a free gift if you have a Nexus 9 in your hands, AndroidPolice reports. Google books is offering a free book from a selection of best-sellers and all you will have to do is go on the app and accept the one you like best. You will be...

Google improves Hangouts call quality via peer-to-peer connections

  Google is making some changes to Hangouts when it comes to peer-to-peer calls. The mod will improve audio and video quality of your calls on the app because it will reduce the number of hoops the signal must pass through.     The downside to this change in Hangouts...

Android 5.1.1 spotted in SDK Manager – actual update to come soon

Android 5.1.1 was spotted in SDK Manager and even if it all happened yesterday, on April Fools, it’s still there today, so it means the possibility of it not being a hoax is real. The 5.1.1 version could be out in the near future. This could mean some memory leak bugs...

The new Razer gamepad is available on the Google playstore starting today!

The Razer Android gamepad is finally on the virtual shelves of Google play. The gamepad was announced in January at CES and now it was finally released for purchase by the public. If you are sick of swiping your mobile device screen whenever you need to play a game,...

Google Play Music Family plans go live in UK, USA, and more

Google Play Music Family plans are here! They will not go live everywhere at first, but at least some of us will be able to test the feature already. The Family Music plan is up for UK, USA, Australia, Germany, France and Canada and it will let account holders share...
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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