Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

In the latest episode of the Security Swarm Podcast: “Dissecting Microsoft’s Secure Future Initiative,” you’ll find part one of our discussion on Microsoft’s recently announced Secure Future Initiative, a multi-year commitment to revolutionize the design, building, testing and operation of technology for enhanced security standards in the age of AI.

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 share your suggestions on the IT Pro Tuesday subreddit, and we’ll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

Now on to this week’s list!

A Podcast

GoTime features weekly, unscripted conversations within the Go community. Discussions cover a range of topics such as cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, microservices, Kubernetes, Docker, and of course, Go itself. Kindly shared by putacertonit.

A Tip

BROMETH3U5 shares a handy shortcut: 

Control + Win + Shift + B to “restart” your GPU driver. Useful when your monitor stops working/responding or your screen acts up or doesn’t wake.

A Free Tool

Flowpipe is a cloud scripting engine designed for easier automation and workflow integration. It facilitates connections between diverse cloud environments, essential personnel, and crucial data. Utilizing the standard DevOps configuration language, HCL, Flowpipe enables you to construct intricate and highly parallel workflows in a declarative style. You can learn more here.

A Blog

Hackaday delivers a daily dose of the innovative reimagining of technology through technical expertise and ingenious problem-solving. You’ll find a diverse array of info on hacks through community contributions as well as in-house original content. whetu likes the feed as a means to keep up to date.

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A Training Resource

Linus Tech Tips is a popular YouTube channel featuring a dedicated team of enthusiasts committed to exploring and sharing insights on consumer technology. This active channel offers well-produced, entertaining videos with an educational focus on a broad array of fascinating tech topics. DeviousBeevious finds it a nice way to get informed “for general knowledge stuff.”

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P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Baserow is an open-source, no-code database platform designed as a user-friendly alternative to Airtable. Enables users to easily create custom databases even without technical expertise and leverage developer capabilities from their browser. gorkemctin finds it “an intuitive way to organize and visualize data.”

etckeeper allows you to manage the configuration files in /etc via a Version Control System repository. Through automatic commits triggered by APT interactions, such as package installations or upgrades, it streamlines placing /etc under version control to simplify maintenance. unccvince appreciates it for internal IT documentation.