Episode 117: Live from London

Synopsis:

Tom jetted off to England for the MacAD.UK conference, where he met up with Ben Toms of Datajar, Graham Gilbert of Airbnb and Joel Rennich of Jamf to talk about the state of macOS Management, what folks are hoping for this summer at WWDC, and how the conference went. There are NO April Fools’ Jokes in this podcast.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]

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Links & Notes

MacADUK Conference

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ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019TBA
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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San Diego Mac AdminsInterlaced, Downtown SD10 April 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
University of Utah Apple AdminsUniversity of Utah Marriott Library17 April 2019, 11:00 a.m. MTFree
Austin Apple AdminsCloudflare17 April 2019, 6:30 p.m. CSTFree
Apple Admins of the Pacific NorthwestLocation TBA18 April 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree

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Episode 116: Roundtable

Synopsis:

Marcus, Charles and Tom talk about WWDC, the latest app in the sandbox, MDS’ rapid iteration, McAfee’s new kextless security module, Apple versus Spotify, and Slack’s new Dark Mode.

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

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Links & Notes

Tim Perfitt talks about MDS 1.4

Macquisition promises readable images of T2 Macs

BBEdit is sandboxed now

McAfee Endpoint Security 10.6.0 has “kextless mode”

Apple responds to Spotify

Slack gets iOS Dark Mode

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£597 General Adminission
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019TBA
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA12-19 July 2019Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Apple Admins of PDX100 Market St SW, Portland26 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. PTFree
Houston Apple AdminsEnvision Design27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
MacDeployment Meetup805 10 Ave SW, #20028 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. MTFree
San Diego Mac AdminsInterlaced, Downtown SD10 April 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree

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Episode 113: Rich Siegel and 25 years of BBEdit

Synopsis:

Rich Siegel of Bare Bones software joins the pod this week to talk about BBEdit, TextWrangler’s departure, and life in the App Store World.

Your Hosts:

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

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  • Rich Siegel, Bare Bones Software

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Links & Notes

BBEdit

The old guard of Mac indy apps have thrived for more than 25 years

Apple asks app makers to remove or disclose behavior recording tools:
A Light Discussion on Bug Bounties
Tom’s Rant Corner on the SSD Service Program
SecureToken troutsplained
Resyncing local account passwords and Secure Token

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Addigy Partner SummitMiami, Florida6-8 March 2019$500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£597 General Adminission
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, CanadaJune 12-14, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
Mac Admins at Penn StateState College, PA12-19 July 2019Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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Toronto Mac AdminsGlobe and Mail Centre28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
St. Louis Mac AdminsHotel Saint Louis, Autograph Collection7 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. CTFree
San Diego Mac AdminsInterlaced, Downtown SD13 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple AdminsBottle Rocket Studios21 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
Houston Apple AdminsEnvision Design27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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Episode 112: Live From Seattle!

This week, a special episode of the Mac Admins Podcast, taped at Dropbox in Seattle! Tom sat down with four IT Leaders in the Seattle Mac Admins community to talk about careers, leadership, and the advice we all wish we’d had.

Synopsis:

Tom visits Seattle, and finds a great conversation waiting about leadership, career development, and advice you want to give yourself. Vi Lynk, Ashley Smith, Chris Dawe and Jonathan Spiva join the pod at Dropbox in Seattle for a special live episode.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]

Your Guests:

  • Chris Dawe, Wheelwrights LLC
  • Vi Lynk, Director of Technology, Giddens School
  • Jonathan Spiva, Director Of IT, Convoy
  • Ashley Smith, Desktop Engineer, Accolade Inc

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Links & Notes

Vi’s talk: Don’t even think about doing this work alone! – Finding and Maintaining Partners in IT

Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management

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Addigy Partner SummitMiami, Florida6-8 March 2019$500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£597 General Adminission
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, CanadaJune 12-14, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
Mac Admins at Penn StateState College, PA12-19 July 2019Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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Toronto Mac AdminsGlobe and Mail Centre28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
St. Louis Mac AdminsHotel Saint Louis, Autograph Collection7 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. CTFree
San Diego Mac AdminsInterlaced, Downtown SD13 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Houston Apple AdminsEnvision Design27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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Episode 111: Pennsylvania Dreaming

Synopsis:

Gretchen Kuwahara and Rusty Myers of Mac Admins at Penn State join the pod this week to talk about the 2019 Mac Admins Conference!

Your Hosts:

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

our Guests:

  • Gretchen Kuwahara, Penn State University
  • Rusty Myers, Penn State University

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Links & Notes

Early Bird Registration: $649

Mac Admins Call For Presenters

Mac Admins at Penn State Website

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Addigy Partner SummitMiami, Florida6-8 March 2019$500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£597 General Adminission
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, CanadaJune 12-14, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
Mac Admins at Penn StateState College, PA12-19 July 2019Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
San Diego Mac AdminsInterlaced, Downtown SD13 February 2018, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
University of Utah Mac AdminsMarriott Library, University of Utah20 February 2019, 11:00 a.m. MTFree
MacDeployment Meetup805 10 Ave SW, #20020 February 2019, 6:30 p.m. MTFree
Twin Cities Mac AdminsCBX21 February 2019, 5:00 p.m. CTFree
MacSysAdmins SwitzerlandCafe Gloria, Zürich21 February 2019, 18:45 p.m. CETFree
Seattle Apple AdminsDropbox Seattle21 February 2019, 5:30 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsSweetWater Brewery21 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Toronto Mac AdminsGlobe and Mail Centre28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
St. Louis Mac AdminsHotel Saint Louis, Autograph Collection7 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. CTFree
Houston Apple AdminsEnvision Design27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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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

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Addigy Partner SummitMiami, Florida6-8 March 2019$500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£597 General Adminission
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, CanadaJune 12-14, 2019$195CAD education, $295CAD for independents, $395CAD for corporate Early bird until January 11, 2019
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Macbrained DC: MacDMVMoreland’s Tavern, DC2 February 2019, 2:00 p.m. ETFree
Los Angeles Mac AdminsLumaForge HQ, Burbank7 February 2019, 5:30 p.m. PTFree
San Diego Mac AdminsInterlaced, Downtown SD13 February 2018, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
University of Utah Mac AdminsMarriott Library, University of Utah20 February 2019, 11:00 a.m. MTFree
Twin Cities Mac AdminsCBX21 February 2019, 5:00 p.m. CTFree
MacSysAdmins SwitzerlandCafe Gloria, Zürich21 February 2019, 18:45 p.m. CETFree
Seattle Apple AdminsLocation TBA, Downtown Seattle22 February 2019, Time TBAFree
Toronto Mac AdminsGlobe and Mail Centre28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree

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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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Event NameLocationDatesCost
Addigy Partner SummitMiami, Florida6-8 March 2019$500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£420 for First 50
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, CanadaJune 12-14, 2019$195CAD education, $295CAD for independents, $395CAD for corporate Early bird until January 11, 2019
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$699 First Bird Rate ($599 for EDU) through 23 Jan 2019
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Macbrained DC: MacDMVMoreland’s Tavern, DC2 February 2019, 2:00 p.m. ETFree
University of Utah Mac AdminsMarriott Library, University of Utah20 February 2019, 11:00 a.m. MTFree
MacSysAdmins SwitzerlandCafe Gloria, Zürich21 February 2019, 18:45 p.m. CETFree
Seattle Apple AdminsLocation TBA, Downtown Seattle22 February 2019, Time TBAFree
Toronto Mac AdminsGlobe and Mail Centre28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree

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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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Event NameLocationDatesCost
Addigy Partner SummitMiami, Florida6-8 March 2019$500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£420 for First 50
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, CanadaJune 12-14, 2019$195CAD education, $295CAD for independents, $395CAD for corporate Early bird until January 11, 2019
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$699 First Bird Rate ($599 for EDU) through 23 Jan 2019
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
San Diego MacAdminsKarl Strauss Brewing Company Downtown, 1157 Columbia St, San Diego, California 921019 January 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
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
Toronto Mac AdminsGlobe and Mail Centre28 February 2019, 6:00 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!

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]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

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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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Event NameLocationDatesCost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£420 for First 50
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, CanadaJune 12-14, 2019$195CAD education, $295CAD for independents, $395CAD for corporate Early bird until January 11, 2019
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$699 First Bird Rate ($599 for EDU) through 23 Jan 2019
Meetups
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San Diego MacAdminsInterlaced, 655 W Broadway, Suite 950, San Diego, CA. 921019 January 2019, 7:00 p.m. PTFree
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
MacDeployment Meetup1419 9 Ave SE, rear entrance23 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. MTFree
Houston Apple AdminsFlightAware23 January 2019, 5:30 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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Mac Admins Podcast Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UKLondon, United Kingdom26-27 March 2019£420 for First 50
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$699 First Bird Rate ($599 for EDU) through 23 Jan 2019
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
San Diego MacAdminsInterlaced, 655 W Broadway, Suite 950, San Diego, CA. 921019 January 2019, 7:00 p.m. PTFree
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
MacDeployment Meetup1419 9 Ave SE, rear entrance23 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. MTFree
Houston Apple AdminsFlightAware23 January 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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