Archive for October, 2013

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. ┬áThe 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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Modifying the OS X Mavericks Authorization Database

Versions of OS X prior to Mavericks had a file located at /etc/authorization, which controlled the rights for many different actions, such as adding a printer, changing the time, or setting up Time Machine. ┬áThese rights were based on groups, and many admins modified this file so that users who […]

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OS X Mavericks is Out (and Free!)

OS X Mavericks is Out (and Free!)

Apple today announced immediate availability of OS X Mavericks, along with major upgrades to the MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, and iPad lines. With its many new features, Mac admins will be inclined to upgrade quickly, especially since Mavericks is free for all supported machines. We are putting the finishing touches […]

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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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JAMF Nation User Conference 2013 (Day 1)

JAMF Nation User Conference 2013 (Day 1)

If you’ve been following the #JNUC twitter hashtag you’ll know that the first morning of the 2013 JNUC has been a busy one! Chip Pearson, CEO and Managing Director of JAMF Software, started off the morning with a captivating keynote. This is my 3rd year attending the JNUC and in […]

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MacTech Special Events

MacTech Special Events

The Tesla Experience MacTech Conference has always been all about the experience. And, this year is no different. We want you to experience new things, admire the awesomeness of other people’s work, and be able to discuss that with your fellow tech. An amazing example is Tesla — not just […]

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Episode One – How Far Back Do You Wanna Go?

For this installment we’re joined by Ed Marczak, with Graham Gilbert hosting. Topics range from hiring to presentations, with a little bit of working in open source at scale. Show links: http://www.macadminmonthly.org Managing Macs with Puppet – Graham Gilbert Computing by the Numbers – Ed Marczak https://munki.googlecode.com/ http://puppetlabs.com http://macsysadmin.se http://www.mactech.com/conference […]

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