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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New Mac Admins Group: MacDMV

Justin Rummel and Tom Bridge have created a new Mac Sysadmins Group called MacDMV. Patterned after successful sysadmin groups in other cities like MacBrained in SF and NSCoders in Seattle, this will be an opportunity to get together with your fellow admins and consultants from the greater DC area to […]

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Coping with curl on Mavericks

Coping with curl on Mavericks

Of the UNIX tools shipped with OS X, curl has become one of the most used in recent years, whether as a simple URL fetcher, or a component of much larger projects. It takes any URL as an argument, and reliably fetches it, as well as giving many additional options […]

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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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MacTech Conference 2013 Wrapup

MacTech Conference 2013 Wrapup

MacTech Conference 2013 has concluded for the year with the last session ending around 5pm on Friday. The conference ended strong with many great IT/Dev track sessions in the morning and several general sessions in the afternoon. Tom Bridge’s session on Hacking your Users was a fantastic look at how […]

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MacTech Conference 2013 (Day 2)

MacTech Conference 2013 (Day 2)

Day two of the MacTech conference was packed with sessions and activities from start to finish. The morning started with breakfast and a vendor sponsored session. The first speaker of the morning was Peter Hosey, discussing Great User Interfaces. This session discussed the Philosophy behind good user design and specific things […]

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Notes from Security: Making Mavericks Work for You!

Slides https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/security.1.html

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MacTech Conference 2013 (Day 1)

MacTech Conference 2013 (Day 1)

MacTech 2013 kicked off today at the Manhatten Beach Marriot in Los Angeles, CA. The first joint session started with a few announcements regarding MacTech Bootcamp III which is coming in 2014 with all new curriculum and taking place in 9 cities. Also announced were the dates for MacTech 2014, […]

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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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AutoDMG, a modern replacement for InstaDMG

AutoDMG, a modern replacement for InstaDMG

At MacSysAdmin 2013, Per Olofsson started work on InstallESDtoDMG, a replacement for InstaDMG.  The first prototype was on a piece of paper: InstallESDtoDMG prototype 0.1 pic.twitter.com/E0fiPHkOMq — Per Olofsson (@MagerValp) September 19, 2013 Per was having trouble with InstaDMG and the then-current Developer Preview of Mavericks, and decided to write […]

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