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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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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Episode 64: You Will Comply, with Ben Toms and Reza Alavi

Synopsis:

Reza Alavi and Ben Toms guest on the pod to talk about compliance with the new EU Directive on Data Privacy (GDPR) and how it may affect your IT shop.

Your Hosts:

Guest:

  • Ben Toms, Technical Director, dataJAR Ltd.
  • Reza Alavi, Managing Director, Information Security Audit and Control Consultancy (ISACC) Ltd.

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Links & Notes

GDPR
New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Security View
New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Security View Part II
ISACC Consulting
EU GDPR

Australia Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

Restore involves Apple Configurator and special stuff

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy
John Denver and the Muppets

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

[Mac DMV] December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern in DC.

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Episode 55: Green Tea with Datajar

Synopsis

James Ridsdale and Ben Toms (The Mac Mule) of datajar ltd join us to discuss what it’s like combining open source software with commercial products, scaling a consultancy at enterprise levels, and how to cope with buzzword bingo.

Your Hosts:

Guests

  • Ben Toms, Technical Director, datajar ltd [@macmuleblog
  • James Ridsdale, Managing Director, datajar ltd

After Party at Brit’s Pub!

After the October 24th live recording at JNUC, we’ll be hosting an After Party at Brit’s Pub, sponsored by Duo Security, Technolutionary and NoMAD! Come out and join us at Brit’s afterward for a beverage and some light refreshments.

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Links & Notes

jamJAR

Patch and Munki, a Comparison from MacADUK 2017

Apple releases High Sierra Supplemental Update to patch APFS encrypted drive password and Keychain exploit

Apple Stops signing 10.3.3

Issues creating new users with the CLI with FV unlock

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Call for Presenters

Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018

Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will meet on 10/10 at Google in New York and by Google Hangout.

Denver Mac Admins will meet on 10/12 at Rewind Technology in Centennial.

Utah Mac Admins will meet on Wednesday, 10/14 at 11am MST

MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm

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Episode 13.5: Live at JNUC!

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 13.5: Live at JNUC

Your Hosts:

  • Marcus Ransom, Consulting Apple Engineer, [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services at JAMF Software, That Guy at Krypted.com [@cedge318]
  • Adam Codega, Adam Codega, IT Operations Leader, Upserve [@adamcodega]
  • Jason Miller, Mac Operations Team, Thumbtack [@jasonkmiller]

Guest Hosts:

Ben Toms, Datajar LTD, [@macmule]

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Synopsis

The gang gathers to discuss the state of Mac Management live at JNUC

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