Docendo discimus (Latin "by teaching, we learn")
Proverbs 4:5-9

Table of Contents

0. About
1. Blog
2. Projects
3. Notes
4. Files
5. Useful Tools
6. Recommended Fonts
7. Links


About

This is an evolving collection of notes and perspective.

As to the name of the site: I spend considerable time researching prior to making a decision, be that a purchase or implementation of a tool or technique. This has, for better or worse, earned me the tongue-in-cheek phrase "That's Chris Approved!" which has stuck with me over the years.

Contact details

@chrisgoff on wire
keybase.io/cgoff
mailbag@chrisapproved.com


Blog

Raspberry Pi Hardening

ZeroTier for a Reliable and Private Security Monitoring Network

Inland Professional 480GB SSD

K-Type Keyboard Adventures

Portable Python for Windows

OnlyKey Thoughts

Mikrotik Packet Sniffer to Security Onion

Install pyenv on MacOS 10.14.3

Philips 'Carousel' still cool after 10 years


Projects

GitLab Profile

Information Security for the Self Learner (Microsoft Word Online Document) - Book framework which contains over forty pages of Information Security Resources for reference or to use as a curriculum for self-learning. Continuously updated.

LogRhythm Tools - Various tools for the LogRhythm SIEM including custom MPE rules and Smart Reponse plug-ins.

Carbon Black Tools - Various tools for Carbon Black Defense.

Incident Response Tools - Home of The Poor Man’s Incident Response Toolkit (PMIRT).


Notes

Security Engineering

Programming / Scripting

My Lab

Theology


Files

Plasma TV Break-In v120.1 (83KB)

Unzip to a USB drive (or burn to CD/DVD) and run as a slideshow on a plasma television. Using these files periodically on old displays may have a positive effect on longetivity.


Useful Tools

Thonny - Great little IDE for Python.

Nuitka - Very cool Python compiler.

xonsh - Very cool Python shell.

busybox-w32 - BusyBox for Windows.

cmder - Windows console emulator

coggle - Online diagramming application.

anki - Create flash cards.

explain shell - Visually explains shell commands.

shellcheck - Simple online "debugger" for shell scripts.

Diceware password generator - More about Diceware

showterm - Record the terminal and upload for presentation/training.

asciinema - Another terminal recorder.

pyenv - Easy way to run multiple Python interpreters on a single machine.

tcc - Tiny C Compiler. Small, portable, simple C compiler.

vlc - Excellent media player.

duck duck go - Search engine with privacy by default.

draw.io - Cool online diagram/chart tool.

Sublime Text - Superb text editor.

Sublime Merge - Git from the makers of Sublime Text.

gTile - Slick little Gnome extension which enables tiling.

AquaSnap - Excellent tiling window manager.

TidyTabs - Cool tabbed window manager.

Tilix - In my opinion, the best terminal emulator available.

myNoise.net - Great sounds for concentration.

Coffitivity - Emulates sounds of being in places such as a coffee shop.


Recommended Fonts

terminus - My all-time favorite font; crisp and clear for any task.

terminal vector

IBM PC fonts

losevka - Excellent clean programming font.


Analog Expressions - Feeding the fountain pen habit.
Nooder's Pens and Ink



“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.”
- Robert A. Heinlein, Friday