Everything – really fast file search for Windows

A tool I use frequently, so much faster than windows built-in search function.

Everything
Locate files and folders by name instantly.

Small installation file

Clean and simple user interface

Quick file indexing

Quick searching

Minimal resource usage

Share files with others easily

Real-time updating

Source: voidtools

Ditto clipboard manager

One of my favorite tools used many, many times every day. A real time saver, I can copy several texts/printscreen/file items and then paste them one at a time. I have bound the hotkey ctrl+shift+v to bring up the available clipboard items menu, which is searchable.  I have setting popup position set to “At Cursor”.

Ditto is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be put on the clipboard, text, images, html, custom formats, …..

Features Easy to use interface Search and paste previous copy entries Keep multiple computer’s clipboards in sync Data is encrypted when sent over the network Accessed from tray icon or global hot key Select entry by double click, enter key or drag drop Paste into any window that excepts standard copy/paste entries Display thumbnail of copied images in list Full Unicode support(display foreign characters) UTF-8 support for language files(create language files in any language) Uses sqlite database (www.sqlite.org)

Source: Ditto clipboard manager

PicPick – Screen Capture Software

PicPick – This is currently my preferred screen capture widget.

A full-featured screen capture tool, Intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel-ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more.

Source: PicPick – All-in-one Graphic Design, Best Screen Capture Software, Image Editor, Color Picker, Pixel Ruler and More | PicPick – All-in-one Graphic Design, Best Screen Capture Software, Image Editor, Color Picker, Pixel Ruler and More

Seq — centralized structured logs for .NET, Java, Node.js

Application logs are the most useful data available for detecting and solving a wide range of production issues and outages. Seq makes it easier to pinpoint the events and patterns in application behavior that show your system is working correctly — or why it isn’t.

Seq is built for modern structured logging with message templates. Rather than waste time and effort trying to extract data from plain-text logs with fragile log parsing, the properties associated with each log event are captured and sent to Seq in a clean JSON format. Message templates are supported natively by ASP.NET CoreSerilogNLog, and many other libraries, so your application can use the best available diagnostic logging for your platform.

Seq accepts logs via HTTPGELFcustom inputs, and the seqcli command-line client, with plug-ins or integrations available for .NET Core, Java, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, Docker, message queues, and many other technologies.

Free for development and single-user deployment
The free single-user license included with Seq lets developers run Seq locally, and now supports individual developers in production.

Source: Seq — centralized structured logs for .NET, Java, Node.js

Setup Virtual Machine for testing browser Microsoft Edge version 18

I needed to test a locally developed website in old legacy browser Microsoft Edge version 18. My system is Windows 10 using Oracle VM VirtualBox software.

Here is how to setup the Virtual Machine for accessing an Angular website on the “localhost” hostname. The website also makes requests to a localhost Java based REST API. E.g. upon entering http://localhost:4200 in the VM it should work the same as in the host OS.

Download Edge Virtual Machine

VirtualBox software: Oracle VM VirtualBox software
Edge Image: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/
Use the “Virtualbox” VM image.
Direct link:
https://az792536.vo.msecnd.net/vms/VMBuild_20190311/VirtualBox/MSEdge/MSEdge.Win10.VirtualBox.zip
The VM password is: Passw0rd!

Make Angular development server available as “localhost” in the VM

Setup network:
In Oracle VM VirtualBox -> Settings -> network -> Attached to: “NAT”

Advanced -> port forwarding:
Name:”Angular server”, Protocol: TCP, Host port: 4200, Guest port: 4200
(dont set host and guest IP)

The above makes the Angular web development server (ng serve) available on http://localhost:4200 in the VM.

Make a Java Spring backend API available as “localhost” in the VM

(In the VM environment)
Add to the c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file:

The above config tells the VM OS to expose all requests of 10.0.2.2 to the “outer” hosting machine.

(In the VM environment)
Start an elevated cmd and enter this:

The above command will forward all requests for localhost:8081 to 10.0.2.2:8081 (which the hosts file made available for the “outer” host OS).