Articles by: Allister Banks

Early 2014 Products and Platforms Poll – Results

Early 2014 Products and Platforms Poll – Results

It’s always great to get help from a community of your peers, and our recent survey was an attempt to start having us all check in every once in a while as a group with data about how we maintain and provide management for our customers. Inspired by questions about […]

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AFP548 2014 Product/Platform Poll

UPDATE: We’ve gotten 100 responses, which is great! …And also the limit on the form we used :( Sorry! Thanks to everyone who responded, I’ll clean up the results and make a follow-up post soon. In the meantime all the data can be seen and downloaded here: https://afp548.wufoo.com/reports/afp548-2014-productplatform-poll/

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Episode Seven – Perfunctory Munki Mention

A vacation for your ears comes mid-winter as Pepijn Bruienne in thunderstorm-y Michigan returns to join Mac Admin (and new father) Derick Okihara in not-snowy Hawaii. Arek Dreyer and Ben Greisler get a shout-out each, DeployStudio goes down main street in a cab, and we even kick it old-school as […]

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Episode Six – Mainstream Vocal Jazz

Seb Nash makes his hosting debut, joined by Luis Giraldo of Ook Enterprises. They talk about how Luis got to where he is, consultants as salespeople, and the perils of wireless deployments at tech conferences. Launching his product MonkeyBox gets a fair amount of airtime, and we see some of the […]

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Announcement (Cross Post) – JSS Add-On for Autopkg

Announcement (Cross Post) – JSS Add-On for Autopkg

Over on the 318.com blog I’ve announced a new ‘processor’ add-on that can be installed with autopkg, which therefore can leverage the JSS API to fulfill many of the functions which up until present only Munki enjoyed(direct pipeline to testing, automatically adding the package to the distribution point, other associated metadata handling.) […]

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Please Stand By (No Podcast This Week)

Hey folks, Through a quite unexpected streak, we were able to produce and release 6 episodes of season one of the AFP548 podcast every two weeks up until now – our thanks go out to all those who’ve listened, and just as much thanks for those who participated in experiments […]

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Episode Five – Goodbye Burrito

Episode Five – Goodbye Burrito

The current stewards of AFP548 step to the mic this week. Recorded live-ish at Mac Tech Conference 2013, Nate Walck and Sam Keeley are joined by Michael Lynn(a.k.a. Frogor, a.k.a. Satan,) Joe Wollard, Allister Banks, and an unidentified gentleman hoping to find a place to rest himself and his six pack. […]

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Episode Four – Don’t Stab Yourself in the Leg, Then

When we last caught glimpse of our heroes, MacSysAdmin Conference was still around the corner and there was nothing automatic about damage. Here in episode four, Ed Marczak turns the (significantly less echo-y) microphone on Graham Gilbert for a reverse-interview, and juicy confessions emerge, like their shared, scandalous predilection for… […]

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Episode Three – 10 Seconds to Do Something Interesting

Recorded just prior to the Mavericks release, the dulcet tones of Mike Boylan host this weeks installment of the Cylinder of Destiny. He’s joined by the original triangle magician, Tim Perfitt of Twocanoes, to talk about the future viability of Server on OS X, Macintosh Manager, and iBeacon. And Volvo. […]

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Episode Two – Eco-Sphere

Pepijn Bruienne is this weeks Master of Ceremonies, with Charles Edge along for the ride. Beside hot-button, buzz-worthy subjects like LA USD’s iPad deployment and BYO(Apple)D, they find time to talk football and the perils of public speaking. Show links: enterprisemac.bruienne.com krypted.com techjournal.318.com Charles’ MacSysAdmin slides, pdf docs.macsysadmin.se/2013/pdf/TechnicalWriting.pdf Pepijn’s PSUMacAdmins […]

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