Episode 110: You Spin Me

Synopsis:

Charles and Tom have a lot on their minds, from 10.14.3, to Adobe licensing, to the 35th anniversary of the Mac.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

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Links & Notes

10.14.3 Ships

Happy 35th Birthday to the Mac
Introduction of the Mac

Adobe Shared Device Licensing starts on January 28th

Office 365 in the App Store

Armin Briegel’s 2019 Outlook

Tycho was the loveliest of humans. He was kind, he was the most giving person I’ve ever met, and he set new standards for what it means to be a host. I try to emulate so much of his attributes, but continue to come up short. Even though we’ve known about his health issues for years, and specifically that he had announced he wouldn’t be involved in MacSysAdmin as the “dictator” any more, I am as devastated about this as I’ve been about anyone I’ve lost in my adult life. My heart goes out to Patrick, Anna, and all of his family and circle of friends. We’ve all lost a great friend and may we keep him with us always. — Charles

Donate to 350.org in his honor.

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University of Utah Mac AdminsMarriott Library, University of Utah20 February 2019, 11:00 a.m. MTFree
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Episode 109: “Walk Softly But Carry A Mac Deploy Stick” with Tim Perfitt

Synopsis:

Tim Perfitt’s back on the pod this week as we talk with him about Two Canoes’ latest offering, Mac Deploy Stick!

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Adam Codega, IT Consultant, Providence, RI [@adamcodega]

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Links & Notes

Mac Deploy Stick
Mac Deploy Stick Repo
Mac Deploy Stick Bundle
Mac Deploy Stick Automaton
Mac Deploy Stick YouTube

Mac Deploy Stick Slack on MacAdmins: #macdeploystic

Adafruit / Itsybitsy
ItsyBitsyEnclosure for 3D printing

Arduino
Imagr
Bootstrappr

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Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$699 First Bird Rate ($599 for EDU) through 23 Jan 2019
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Macbrained DC: MacDMVMoreland’s Tavern, DC2 February 2019, 2:00 p.m. ETFree
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MacSysAdmins SwitzerlandCafe Gloria, Zürich21 February 2019, 18:45 p.m. CETFree
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Episode 108: Carl Chooses The Right Python Modules

Synopsis:

Working in Python means working with external modules, virtual environments and all sorts of useful extensions of the Python language. This week we talk with Carl about how modules work, how to choose good ones, and how to get started with Python as a Mac Admin

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Guest:

  • Carl, A Mac Admin in the K-12 Sector

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Links & Notes

Python 2.7.15 Documentation
The Python Standard Library
Python Namespace
Modules and Packages
Definitive Guide to Python import statements
Modules and Packages: Live and Let Die! (Warning – 3hr video)
Installing Packages
pip vs easy_install
Python for macOS
Wheel vs Egg
Python on wheels
XKCD Standards
Python Virtual Environments
Python virtual environments: A primer
Installing packages using pip and virtualenv
Docstring
XKCD Wisdom of the Ancients
Requests for Python
Corey Schafer on YouTube
Learn Python the Hard way
Pandas
Carl’s Apple Loops Script

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Apple Admins of the CarolinasBarista Craft Coffee, Charlotte, NC10 January 2019, 7:00 p.m. ETFree
Univ of Utah Mac AdminsMarriott Library Room 1705a at University of Utah16 January 2019, 11:00 a.m. MTFree
Austin Apple Admins New Year Happy Hour – RSVP hereBlack Star Co-op16 January 2019, 5:00 p.m. CTFree
Dallas Apple AdminsBottle Rocket Studios17 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestChef Software, 619 Western Ave, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 9810417 January 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
MacDeployment Meetup1419 9 Ave SE, rear entrance23 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. MTFree
Houston Apple AdminsFlightAware23 January 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Macbrained DC: MacDMVMoreland’s Tavern, DC2 February 2019, 2:00 p.m. ETFree
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Episode 107: Sweet Rootkits, a Year in Review

Synopsis:

The end of 2018 is upon us! Join Tom, Marcus, Charles and James as they talk through the year that was and put some predictions out there for 2019. Thanks to everyone who made 2018 a banner year!

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

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Links & Notes

New Mac Malware in 2018

Detecting Windtail in an Extension Attribute

Graham Gilbert & Wes Whetstone at MacDevOps YVR

Installr

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Austin Apple Admins New Year Happy Hour – RSVP hereBlack Star Co-op16 January 2019, 5:00 p.m. CTFree
Dallas Apple AdminsBottle Rocket Studios17 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
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Episode 106: MagentaGate, MacADUK, and MacMule.com

Ben Toms and James Ridsdale from dataJAR Ltd. join the pod to talk about the color pink, MacADUK 2019, Adobe licensing, and more.

Synopsis:

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the pod
Not a drive was stirring, not even the JBOD
Charles in his kerchief, and Marcus in his hat
Had just settled in for a long Christmas chat.

James Ridsdale did join them, and Ben Toms too,
And they talked about Kickstart and Slack and Ubuntu
“Don’t forget MacADUK!” they shouted, over beer,
We gotcha covered, fellas, no need to fear.

Your Hosts:

  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Guest:

  • James Ridsdale, Managing Director, dataJAR Ltd.
  • Ben Toms, Technical Director, dataJAR Ltd.

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Links & Notes

More Slackin’

Use the kickstart command-line utility on macOS Mojave 10.14

MacADUK

Jamf’s Github

Add Jamf Pro Smart Group to a Google Doc Using Zapier

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Austin Apple Admins New Year Happy Hour – RSVP hereBlack Star Co-op16 January 2019, 5:00 p.m. CTFree
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Episode 105: Screw Your Shoes with Adam and Tonya Engst

Synopsis:

Communicating the difficult technical realities we live in can be a huge challenge. This week we’re joined by Adam and Tonya Engst, proprietors of TidBITS and the TidBITS Content Network, who specialize in making the technical approachable.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Our Guests:

  • Tonya Engst, Editor in Chief and CFO – TidBITS, TidBITS Content Network
  • Adam Engst, CEO and Publisher – TidBITS, TidBITS Content Network

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TidBITS

AUP

The Early Days of USENET

Apple Style Guide

Take Control Books

Screw Your Shoes

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San Diego MacAdmins Interlaced, 655 W Broadway, Suite 950, San Diego, CA. 92101 9 January 2019, 7:00 p.m. PT Free
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Episode 104: The One With Apple

Synopsis:

Jeremy Butcher (Enterprise Product Marketing) and Doug Brooks (Mac Hardware Product Marketing) from Apple join the podcast this week to talk about Mobile Device Management, Apple Business Manager, the T2 chip, and how it all comes together.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Guest:

  • Jeremy Butcher, Product Marketing for Enterprise Software, Apple Inc.
  • Doug Brooks, Product Marketing for Mac Hardware, Apple Inc.

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Links & Notes

Apple T2 Security Chip — Security Overview:

Getting started guide — Apple Business Manager

Configuration Profile Reference

macOS Security — overview for IT

iOS Security — iOS 12

Apple Business Manager Documentation

Mobile device management settings for IT

macOS Deployment Reference

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Episode 103: The Gratitude Episode.

Synopsis:

We’re grateful this week! We’re grateful for all the people, places, and products that makes it possible to be Mac Admins, and for all of you, too.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

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Links & Notes

No notes this week, just a heartfelt thank you. Each and every person reading this note: we thank you. When we started this on a lark, we had no idea what it would grow to become. More than 100 episodes have passed since then, and you’ve stayed with us, you’ve told friends and colleagues, you’ve written us letters and hit us up on Slack or at conferences, and we’re incredibly grateful to you for helping to make this into an awesome thing we all enjoy.

As you gather with your families and friends this American Thanksgiving, know that we’re thankful for each and every one of you.

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Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 15 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Tel Aviv Mac Admins Google Hangouts 20 November 2018, 4:00 p.m. IST Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary AB Canada 21 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
franken-macadmins meetup Gruener Brauhaus Fuerth 21 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. CET free
Brisbane Apple Wranglers Brisbane CBD Location 22 November 2018, 7:00 p.m. AEST Free
Houston Apple Admins ChaiOne’s new office in Greenway Plaza 28 November 2018, 6:00 p.m. CT Free
MacAdmins NYC Bread Finance, New York City 28 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. EST Free
London Apple Admins Jamf’s London Office 6 December 2018, 18:30 GMT Free
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Episode 102: Erase All The Things! with Armin Briegel

Synopsis:

Armin Briegel joins the pod this week to talk about EraseInstall, a new macOS application designed to help streamline offboarding and preparing a machine for reuse. We also talk about Certificate Transparency Policy!

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Guest:

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Links & Notes

EraseInstall Application Announcement

EraseInstall Code Repository

macOS Installation for Apple Administrators

Desktoppr

Universal Plumber Command Line Tool

Certificate Transparency Policy – perhaps in a release very soon? (hint hint 10.14.2 beta)

Jamf Pro Switcher – Nindi Gill from University of Melbourne. Swift app with “Today” widget for switching between Jamf Pro server plists and launching in web browser

Apple to stop disclosing hardware sales figures in quarterly reporting

IBM buys Red Hat

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Greater Philadelphia Mac Admins Temple University, Philadelphia PA 15 November 2018, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 15 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Tel Aviv Mac Admins Google Hangouts 20 November 2018, 4:00 p.m. IST Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary AB Canada 21 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
franken-macadmins meetup Gruener Brauhaus Fuerth 21 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. CET free
Brisbane Apple Wranglers Brisbane CBD Location 22 November 2018, 7:00 p.m. AEST Free
Houston Apple Admins ChaiOne’s new office in Greenway Plaza 28 November 2018, 6:00 p.m. CT Free
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Episode 101: Flashcast!

Synopsis:

The Apple Event in New York this October brought new Macs and iPad Pro devices to the Mac Admins Community. Our panel talks about the new MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik-Whittle, Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]

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Links & Notes

All Apple clips are used for illustrative and demonstration purposes only. All Apple clips are Copyright Apple Inc and associated parties. Mac Admins Podcast LLC makes no claim of ownership of these segments, they are used purely to illustrate in Apple’s own words their new product offerings.

Mac mini, Late 2018
MacBook Air, Late 2018
iPad Pro, Late 2018
Apple Pencil, Late 2018

Blackmagicdesign eGPU Pro

Apple T2 Security Chip Overview

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