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MacDMV Regex-101 Presentation (Part 2)

NOTE: Again, I was going to give this presentation for MacDMV this month, however, due to unannounced circumstances I won’t be able to present. Here is what...

MacDMV Regex-101 Presentation (Part 1)

NOTE: I was going to give this presentation for MacDMV this month, however, due to unannounced circumstances I won’t be able to present. Here is what I was ...

New binaries in Yosemite

Every year I like to dig a little around some default paths to see what new binaries will be available to assist in deployment or troubleshooting. I use a s...

Working with VPP and DEP Apple IDs

These are notes about getting the Apple IDS and their two-step verification authentication ready for Apples Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) and Device Enroll...

Using .p12 or JKS files with OS X

My test CrashPlan PROe (CPPe, a.k.a “Black”) environment has been troubled with this VMware Fusion bug where linking a shared folder has some issues with rea...

VPP 2.0 Presentation

Yesterday I was able to present to the local DC, VA, MD Mac User Group MacDMV on VPP. I felt it was a great success for our first knowledge focus event, and...

MacDMV: New DC, MD, VA Mac Admin Group

Last Friday I was feeling a little jealous of the San Francisco area Mac Admin’s group Macbrained on getting a group of individuals together to discuss new i...

XProtect updated - 2013.02.26

On Feb 19, 2013 11:48 PM Topher Kessler releases his article for CNET that New Mac malware opens secure reverse shell is out, “but has not yet been determine...

10.8 Mountain Lion Server: NetInstall

From a pure functional standpoint, I don’t see any major difference between what is available in prior versions of OS X Server in terms of NetBoot service to...

10.8 Mountain Lion Server: Install

When first viewing Mountain Lion (MT Lion) Server, you can understand that Apple had a long-term goal of making the most common things VERY easy and simple t...

10.8 Mountain Lion Server: DNS

You have just installed Mountain Lion Server, now what!? Going on the assumption you are staring at Server.app right after a clean install, the first thing t...

Configuring IPv6 DNS on Mac OS X Server

Over the past several months, my company has been dealing with AD/OD integrations with Lion 10.7.2 and the customer’s environment is using “.local”. If you a...

Working With IPv6 and Mac OS X

I don’t feel that anyone reading this in 2012 has never heard of IPv6. The easiest way to put it it’s a combinations of HEX values to make a big ugly “thing”...

Remove Diginotar CA Certificate

First, I want to say thanks to Edward Marczak for his original post on how to remove the Diginotar CA Certificate, and his forward thinking about how to do t...

Using S/MIME With Apple Mail

Most likely you have already figured out how to use your new email certificate in Mail as my article on How to get a free S/MIME Certificate was posted almos...

S/MIME Email Certificates in-Depth

We have discussed the basics of S/MIME in my post What Is S/MIME Email and Why Should I Be Using It, and from the last article Acquiring a S/MIME Certificate...

Acquiring a S/MIME Certificate for Free

From the last article, I hope you are now wondering “where do I get this awesome thing called S/MIME certificate!”, and the other kicker “What’s it going to ...

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Race Report

IRONMAN: Louisville 2017 Race Report

It is impossible to describe the feeling when crossing the finish line of your first IRONMAN. The sense of accomplishment is obvious, along with the overwhe...

Reston Century Ride 2017

On Sunday I completed my first Century (100 mile) ride! Just one more step closer to getting ready for my long race this October, but has boosted my confid...

Rev3: Salute Sprint 2017 Race Report

Rev3’s Salute to the Military Trithlon is the second race of the 2017 Rev3 Virginia Sprint Series. Sprint races that allow a quick recovery fit in perfectl...

Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run 2017

In preparation for some longer events towards the end of this year, I decided to sign up for a couple of fun non-triathlon events to get myself mentally read...

Culpeper Sprint 2016 Race Report

This is event number five on the 2016 VTS/MTS Series which brings me to be competitive for series points awards at the end of the year. Any events done afte...

Colonial Beach Sprint 2016 Race Report

Colonial Beach Sprint is the only race this year where I get to compare myself and see my accomplishments for the amount of training I have done since Decem...

Kinetic Half 2016 Race Report

There are simply too many words to describe the past couple of months, but the final result is I finished my first “Half” (70.3 mile) triathlon. Mental tou...

Smithfield Sprint 2016 Race Report

Apparently VTS/MTS races and myself have an issue, and the issue is RAIN! Similar to last year’s Colonial Beach Sprint (although not as bad of a downpour an...

Reston 10 Miler 2016 Run Report

This is a long over due race run report for the “Reston 10 Miler” as this took place on March 5th, 2016. The primary goal for this event was to get my legs ...

Colonial Beach Sprint 2015 Race Report

I know my usually audience is not interested in Triathlons, however, still not sure how to incorporate knowledge gained at my new job to my past audience. S...

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Photography

Harpers Ferry Photography

Over the weekend my parents decided drive the 600+ miles to visit us in Virginia. When my parents do make the trip, we usually visit one new tourist attract...

Macworld 2012 Recap and Review

Wow, I can honestly say that this year’s Macworld was awesome!  The fans and sponsors were great, but I must give my biased applause towards the speakers and...

MacTech Conference 2011

Wow… I’ve been slacking off on writing posts.  I know I’m highly overdue on S/MIME on iOS, I’ll be working on that soon… just finding a few snags and using M...

Kiana and Buckland Alaska

During the week of November 14th, 2011, through the combination of Qivliq Village Partnerships and the NANA BWISE program I was able to visited two villages ...

Niagara Falls

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been in Niagara Falls, NY for a client. I have never seen the falls or have been to Canada, so it was fun to check both of...

Santa Catalina School

I spent two days working at Santa Catalina School, (Monterey, CA), and at the end of the second day I went out and capture some pictures of their facilities ...

Squirrel River

This set contains pictures during my Alaska trip in 2011. My Alaskan family flew me out (along with a camera crew from National Geographic) out to their camp...

Sunrise in New Mexico

I was recently in Las Cruces, NM for two days for work. On the first day while driving in to the clients location, I was amazed with the beautiful sunrise ov...

Palm Roses

While walking around Savannah, GA after a Podcast Producer Installation, I found a guy making these palm roses and was immediately impressed with his craftsm...

Kotzebue Breakup

I returned to the Northwest Arctic to assist in additional server updates, create a Podcast Producer Lab, and mentorship… and to my luck I was able to watch ...

Northwest Arctic Alaska Vista

This picture was taken while traveling to Kiana, AK to perform Teacher Laptop and server updates from Leopard to Snow Leopard. This picture only captures a s...

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Random

New Site Redesign

Over the past week I’ve been fighting an infection that was draining all of my energy, rendering me incapable of working out1. This left me with some extra ...

New Adventures

Some of you may have seen on either Twitter or IRC that my consulting company and I parted ways at the end of February. It has taken me six weeks to find ne...

Google Domains Now Does Dynamic DNS

So I was really hoping for some invite codes from Google Domains while it was still in private beta. This way everyone would shower me with love and affecti...

Flying TSA Pre Check

The TSA Pre Check program is the background security checks performed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for their Trusted Traveler program. This “T...

Hey Look… This Thing Works!

I have had intentions for some time on using my site for something other than announcements of Macworld/MacTech sessions, photographs while traveling for my ...

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Tech Presentations

Policies 101-Unleash the Power!

For those who wanted a copy of my Policies 101: Unleash the Power! talk at JAMF Nation User Conference 2014, here are links to the slides in PDF and Keynote ...

MacIT 2013 Sessions

For my fifth year in a row, I’ll be presenting at Macworld MacIT conference in January of 2013! I’ll be presenting on two topics this year:

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