Episode 142: Consulting

Synopsis:

Charles interviews Tom and Marcus on what it’s like to be in IT Consulting.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

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No links or notes this week.

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Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$1199
Meetups
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San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health20 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestHBO21 November 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple Admins MeetupBottle Rocket Studio21 November 2019, 6.30 p.m. PTFree
Los Angeles Mac Admins Meetup[Universal City – See Jamf Nation for more information]21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
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Episode 141: Catalina isn’t just an island of California

Synopsis:

Catalina may be an island off California, but it’s also an operating system. What’s the word on the street so far?

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

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Links & Notes

Potential data loss with local mailboxes in Mail

Twitter for mac just got announced over the weekend

StClairsoft Go 64

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Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$1199
Meetups
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Adelaide Apple AdminsRob Roy Hotel, Adelaide 🇦🇺29 October 2019, 5:00 p.m. ACDTFree
Phoenix / Arizona MacAdminsCamelback Arboleda, Phoenix, AZ29 October 2019, 6:00 p.m. MSTFree
San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health20 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
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Episode 139: So, Anything Happening?

Synopsis:

Everything’s happening all at once, so we’re getting together for a roundtable pod to talk about the state of play.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

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Links & Notes

Google’s Keystone Problem

Imagr is dead, long live Imagr
Final Imagr Release

Amazon Lambda Task to Sign Profiles

Manipulating the System Policy Database with Profiles Part One
Manipulating the System Policy Database with Profiles Part Two

Jailbreak for iPhones up to the iPhone X

Using Apple SWD Cables, a Twitter thread
What’s JTAG?
DCSD Cables
Vice Magazine: Dev Fused iPhones
Buy Your Own SWD Cable for the low low price of $800!
Two Canoes is now an MDM vendor
Jamf vulnerability patch 10.15.1 Out on 27 September

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MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$1399 til 14 Oct
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$1199
Meetups
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San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health9 October 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
London Apple AdminsJamf London17 October 2019, 18:30RSVP

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Episode 135: Secure Every Thing with Dan Griggs

Synopsis:

Tom and Charles talk with cmdSecurity’s Dan Griggs about BlackHat 2019, all the Apple security news at BlackHat this year, and all of the features of cmdSecurity’s new cmdReporter product.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

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Links & Notes

Google’s Project Zero iOS Disclosure

Apple’s Enterprise Security Tech Note

cmdReporter

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VMworld 2019San Francisco, CA25-29 August 2019$2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdminGöteborg, Sweden1-4 October 201911700 SEK
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
San Diego Mac AdminsUC San Diego Health10 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Houston Apple AdminsFlightAware18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Toronto Mac AdminsLoyaltyOne Atrium18 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestTBD19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
NYC Jamf User GroupNew York City 124 September 2019, 4.30 p.m. ETFree

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Episode 134: Erin Merchant Leads By Design

Synopsis:

Erin Merchant of Envoy talks with Charles, Tom and Marcus about what it means to lead in IT, how to build better workplace technology groups, and more!

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Our Guest:

  • Erin Merchant, Workplace Tech Success Manager, Envoy

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Links & Notes

Work with Erin

IT KIt Interview: Erin Merchant and Dana Stocking

Committing to Thoughtful Leadership

Books Erin has read (and recommends!):
The Confidence Code
The Optimistic Workplace
The Lean Startup
Quiet (The Power of Introverts)
Radical Candor
The Surprising Science of Meetings
Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (and how to fix it)
Range: Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World
Originals
Powerful (Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility)
Brotopia

Cross-pollinating Podcasts:
Reply All
Erin’s current favorite thematic story right now:
Reply All: The Russian Passenger
Reply All: Beware All
Reply All: The Secret Life of Alex Goldman
Reply All: What Kind of Idiot Gets Phished
The IT Kit Podcast

Glue
How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity
The Curse of Culture
What Most People Get Wrong About Men And Women
Is Work Your Happy Place
The Confidence Gap
Mothers: Women in Tech Stereotype
Changing the Face of the Industry

The Important Thing
The One About Management (Pt. 1)
The One About Feedback (Pt. 1)
The One About Feedback (Pt. 2)
The One About Communication

StartUp

Career Design Patterns

Some fun stuff for philosophy and well-rounded leaders:
The Cut on Tuesdays
2 Dope Boys and a Podcast
Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller
The Three Questions with Andy Richter
The Message/LifeAfter
HBR IdeaCast
Fashion is Your Business

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VMworld 2019San Francisco, CA25-29 August 2019$2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdminGöteborg, Sweden1-4 October 201911700 SEK
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
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Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestTBD15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsPerimeter Center ROAM, Atlanta, GA – Dinner sponsored by Addigy15 August 2019, 6:30 p.m. ETFree
Houston Apple AdminsFlightAware18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Toronto Mac AdminsLoyaltyOne Atrium18 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great NorthwestTBD19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PTFree
NYC Jamf User GroupNew York City 124 September 2019, 4.30 p.m. ETFree

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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.

Your Hosts:

  • 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]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

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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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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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Patreon Sponsors

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Jon Brown. Thanks everyone!

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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