This week’s Techno Bits newsletter has a summary of the Broadcom Wi-Fi SOC exploit, some great links from Emily Kausalik and Charles Edge on macOS Sierra’s logging system, and some backstage sneak peeks into Merriweather Post Pavilion’s new stage house and the network that supports it, as well as a thank you to Walt Mossberg for his incredible career in tech journalism.
At least two MDM vendors are going to be supporting the `InstallApplication` verb in the MDM Specification for the Mac. Why does this matter? As Apple encourages the adoption of MDM and DEP together for configuring user machines, the Munki community (and for that matter, the Puppet and Chef community) saw a path forward that didn’t include our favorite open source software installation agent. No longer.
Techno Bits vol. 97: Your Imaging Workflow Is Probably On Fire
Also included: Rackmount refrigerators, why decrypting TLS traffic may make your users less secure, and the arrival of spring.
This week’s Techno Bits Newsletter is all about reading the tea leaves, and how the work of Erik Gomez and others is looking promising for leveraging DEP and MDM with existing management systems like Puppet, Chef and Munki. Are we finally seeing the light on the horizon? Could well be.
This week’s Techno Bits focuses on my Summer Engineering Project: using Raspberry Pis for fun and profit! It was a lot of fun to do some hardware stuff for once, and I’ve ordered some extra kit goodies to try and do some other fun stuff with the Raspberry Pi with cameras and sensors and stuff. I also explain how to buid a RetroPie machine for retro gaming.
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What’s the sane way to make sure that you’re not aggressively stupid with Munki changes? How do you maintain an orchestra of munki servers without relying upon a source control scheme?
This Week’s Newsletter has a doozy:
Conferences also show you exactly how much work you have left to do. And that’s okay, work isn’t a bad thing. It just sometimes puts that workload in stark relief and that can feel a little bad sometimes. Technical Debt is difficult to overcome because it requires a change in understanding – and often times training – but it serves to make your organization stronger.
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We got the chance recently to sit down with Arek Dreyer, author of so, so many books, in time for the release of his new 3rd Edition of Managing Apple Devices. We talked about WWDC, writing books like Managing Apple Devices, as well as nearly getting arrested in a Chicago Server Room, and the first apps we bought. Co-hosts Charles Edge and Emily Kausalik were awesome, as was our mixing engineer Aaron Lippincott, who made us sound amazing.
I suppose we could’ve made that “tails” and had a good laugh about how cute the puppy was. Episode 5 saw us talking with Andrew Seago of MacBrained, as well as Miles Leacy of Walmart. We had some audio drama, but we learned a lot in the process. Listen in for discussions of WWDC’s rumor mill, single sign-on as it stands today and in the future, and a whole segment on the importance of communities like the awesome MacBrained.
This week on Techno Bits: WiFi Signal 4.0, Mapping & Understanding the Internet, Server Room B and the Spider Queen, and skilling up this summer.
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