IT Pro Tuesday #232

Mon, 01/02/2023 - 12:52

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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

We're looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

7+ Taskbar Tweaker is a tool for configuring various aspects of the Windows taskbar, including many that can’t be adjusted through the taskbar properties or the registry. For Windows 7, 8 and 10. Kindly recommended by DisturbedUnit.

7+ Taskbar Tweaker

Training Resource

Fast-Docker is nice repository on containerization and the Docker environment. Covers Docker File, Image, Container, Commands, Volumes, Networks, Swarm, Stack, Service, Dockerfile, Image, Container, Commands, Volumes, Docker-Compose, Networks, Swarm and Stack—with details and example usage scenario how tos.


Another Free Tool

IPFIXcol2 is an extensible, flexible, high-performance NetFlow v5/v9 and IPFIX flow data collector that lets you use whatever combination of input, intermediate and output plugins you prefer. rautenkranzmt appreciates that it "allows me to dump collected packets straight into a queue, and… ingest wonky custom fields that some of my vendors insist on using and not documenting."


A Cheatsheet

OpenSSL Cheat Sheet is Practical Networking's tidy, 2-page summary of essential technical details to remember when working with keys, certs and converting between formats. Our thanks for this suggestion go to erh_.

OpenSSL Cheat Sheet

A Blog

Tseknet is a blog loaded with information on PowerShell, Python, automation, CI/CD, infrastructure as code, imaging/provisioning, config management and Windows SRE. It's open-source-passionate author, Dan Tsekhanskiy, works on imaging tools as a member of Google's WinOps SRE team.


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Rectangle is a window management app that allows you to move and resize windows on the macOS with keyboard shortcuts and snap areas. ennuiToo adds, "Spectacle [is] no longer maintained, and Rectangle is the spiritual successor."

PSScriptAnalyzer is a static code checker for PowerShell modules and scripts. Runs a set of rules that test the quality of PowerShell code against best practice, then warns about potential code defects and suggests potential solutions. xXxLinuxUserxXx likes this linter "to get unified codestyle in the scripts."

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

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