IT Pro Tuesday #13

Time Management, Regex, AWS & More... 

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Hello IT Pro, 

What an enjoyable week. We’ve been working on ways to improve the work lives of our 8.5k Email Protection, Continuity, Archiving, Encryption & Advanced Threat Protection customers and their users, with some great results!

Here are the most interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops, phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A SysAdmin Time Management Book

Time Management for System Administrators: Stop Working Late and Start Working Smart. I’m a big fan of time management or more specifically using the time we have to be as effective (not just efficient) as possible. This book had been recommended to the team as it tackles this subject specifically for SysAdmins.


A RegEx Cheatsheet

Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet by DaveChild. Our Email Protection Service allows the use of regex to manage inbound and outbound mailflow. Our support team passed us this handy cheatsheet which includes symbols, ranges, grouping, assertions and some sample patterns to get you started.


An Amusing Blog

The Daily WTF. Founded in 2004 by Alex Papadimoulis, The Daily WTF is your how-not-to guide for developing software. We recount tales of disastrous development, from project management gone spectacularly bad to inexplicable coding choices.


Create Your Own (Free) Practice Environment

AWS Free. Many people aren’t aware that AWS offer a free tier. Here you can create your own practice environment, replicate problems and generally learn a lot.


A Free Security Tool

Attack Surface Analyzer. Attack Surface Analyzer takes a snapshot of your system state before and after the installation of product(s) and displays the changes to a number of key elements of the Windows attack surface.


Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments or suggestions.

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

P.S. Another SysAdmin Book

The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins. Reveals and illustrates the awesome power and flexibility of the command line, and the design and usage philosophies that support those traits. This understanding of how to extract the most from the Linux command line can help you become a better SysAdmin. Understand why many things in the Linux and Unix worlds are done as they are, and how to apply the Linux Philosophy to working as a SysAdmin.