Episode 27: Graham Gilbert, Writing & Contributing to Open Source

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 27: Graham Gilbert, Writing & Contributing to Open Source

Synopsis

The Panel talks with Graham Gilbert, former consultant, now in-house systems engineer at Airbnb in San Francisco about writing and contributing to Open Source, amongst other things.

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Graham’s Projects:
Sal
Crypt2
Crypt-Server
Imagr

Puppet Learning VM

Who Were You, DenverCoder9? What Did You See?

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Episode 26: Conference Talks, with Nadyne Richmond and John Welch

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 26: Conference Talks, with Nadyne Richmond and John Welch

Synopsis

The Panel talks with longtime conference committee planners John Welch (MacIT/Macworld Expo) and Nadyne Richmond (MacIT/Macworld Expo/MacTech) about proposing good conference talks, preparing those talks, and everything conference-related.

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  • John Welch, Assistant Director for Technical Service at the Northwest Regional Datacenter at FSU, [@bynkii]

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Tom’s Nestie

Documentation Talk: Take Vacations Using this One Weird Trick – Documentation! by Vanessa White and Rich Trouton

PSU MacAdmins CFP
X World CFP

Make Me Smart Podcast

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Episode 25: You Can’t Spell Function Without Fun, with John Kitzmiller

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 25: You Can’t Spell Function Without Fun, with John Kitzmiller

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John Kitzmiller joins the podcast to talk about the MacAdmins.org Slack instance and how it came to be, as well as his excellent guitar collection, how to correctly say GIF, and why the only stickers you put on your laptop should be over the screws on the underside.

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The Apple Community Has Standards for Malware

Swift-Based Ransomware

Ransomewhere

Agile Deployment for Macs, from MacADUK 2016

Netflix Stethoscope

SHA-1 Collision

This MacBook Came Back From China With Half Its Screws Missing

1Password: Three layers of encryption keeps you safe when SSL/TLS fails

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Episode 24: Physical, Digital & Emotional Security, with Scott Piper

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 24: Physical, Digital & Emotional Security, with Scott Piper

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The gang talks with Scott Piper about security of all types, and where we’re all heading, security-wise. Is Anti-Virus a good idea? What should we actually be doing to make ourselves more secure? Some prognostication about WWDC occurs.

Links & Notes

Cone of Silence

Start Your Passwords with a Slash

SIP

OS X Lockdown

Mosen Profile Docs

ASD iOS Guide

NIST on 2FA/SMS

Phishing graphs & stats (PDF)

Comparing Security Techniques

Serene

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Episode 22: Joel Rennich Returns, NoMAD 1.1

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 22: Joel Rennich, Trusource Labs

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Joel Rennich returns to the Mac Admins Podcast to talk about NoMAD, upcoming features of the nascent 1.1 release, and what the future holds for authentication on the Mac. In addition, the group discusses the current featureset of the betas in macOS, iOS and tvOS.

Joel’s dog briefly guests.

Links & Notes

NoMAD Home
NoMAD Downloads

iOS 10.3 goes to APFS

10.12.4 features

tvOS 10.2 features

Mosen’s Profile Docs

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Episode 21: Paul Bowden, Microsoft APEX

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 21: Paul Bowden, Microsoft APEX

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  • Paul Bowden, Principal Engineer, Office for Mac, Microsoft [@mrexchange]

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Paul Bowden is the Principal Engineer for the Office for Mac group, as part of the Microsoft Apple Productivity Experience Group (APEX). He talks with our hosts about how Microsoft works with Mac Sysadmins in Slack, his history with Microsoft, what it’s like to work at Microsoft, and where Office for Mac is going.

And a little bit about pigs and goats.

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Office Insider builds
MacAdmins.Software Page
The A-Team at APEX

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Episode 19: The Year in Review

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 19: The Year in Review

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The team talks about the year that was in 2016, from the Apple/FBI dustup, through to a review of conferences that happened, to the release of the iPhone 7/7 Plus and the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. We give our rants and raves of the whole year in this video/audio podcast.

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Apple/FBI Dispute

m(DM)acOS

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Episode 18: Hardware Hacking in the New Era

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 18: Hardware Hacking in the New Era

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Erik Gomez joins the gang to talk about testing the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro, finding new preference settings, and the state of the Mac as a whole.

Links & Notes

Activation for TouchBar Macs, Part One
Activation for TouchBar Macs, Part Two
Preferences for the TouchBar

This Week in Frogorland: Using python to determine the status of SIP on the Mac, without using csrutil and nvram.

How Apple Alienated Mac Loyalists – Mark Gurman for Bloomberg

Cables, Adapters, Devices for the Brave New Mac World

Tools Erik mentioned:
* strings (from cli tools)
* fs_usage
* ripgrep
* Apple Debug profiles and YUCKY UNIX scripts
* Hopper

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Episode 17: A Precise, But Not Accurate Number

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 17: A Precise, But Not Accurate Number

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We sit down to talk managing a fleet of 80,000+ Macs with a team of 9 with Clay Caviness, a Site Reliability Engineer at Google about his work on their Mac Management Team. A lively discussion about 10.12.2, firmware updates, and DMA Hacking ensued, and a good time was had by all. Discussion of Super Mario Run rounds out the episode.

Links & Notes

Macops team GitHub
Santa
Google Rapid Response

We Fixed The Glitch
Only fix for published DMA attack against FV2 keys
FV2 Key Recovery
PCI Leech Tool

csrutil clear and enabling SIP with Munki

Managed AppleID Woes

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Episode 15: Autopkg, Trust & You

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 15: Autopkg, Trust and You

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Synopsis

Autopkg 0.7/1.0 adds a few changes that you should be aware of, including additional trust settings. We discuss the new features and how you should prepare.

Links & Notes

Recipe Auditing, Security & Maintenance from autopkg-discuss
Response from Elliot Jordan
Response from Greg Neagle with audit verb
Autopkg Trust

How Not To Do Bad Things With Autopkg
Video of HNTDBTWA from MacDevOpsYVR

Munki Wiki

How Munki Decides What Needs To Be Installed

Autopkg Recipe Overrides

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