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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. So, to make sure everyone knows I’m still around I’ll post my race report for the 2015 Colonial Beach Sprint in Virginia. [ Read More... ]

New Adventures
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 new employment and I’m very excited about the new things I’ll be doing with Akamai Technologies. However, this is now the end of my Apple focused career as I’ll be managing technical projects for Akamai’s clients vs. training/mentoring how to manage machines. I’m not really sure where this leaves my site. I don’t plan on deleting any content, however, I know I won’t be a leading expert on Apple as I won’t be fully emerged into the Apple ecosystem. I hope there is new material that I’ll be able to gain knowledge and share, but still being compliant with Akamaiu’s strict written social media policy (not that keeping an NDA is difficult having relations with Apple for the past ten years, just stating the fact). [ Read More... ]

MacDMV Regex-101 Presentation (Part 2)
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 I was going to post immediately following the meet-up. [ Read More... ]

MacDMV Regex-101 Presentation (Part 1)
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 going to post immediately following the meet-up. [ Read More... ]

Using mcxToProfile With the Casper Suite for Advanced Configuration Profiles
Using mcxToProfile With the Casper Suite for Advanced Configuration Profiles

JAMF Software’s Casper Suite has the ability to use Configuration Profiles (Apple’s preferred method for managing OSX and iOS) since version 8.0, and introduced Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) support since Casper Suite 8.4. The combination of using Configurations Profiles with APNS allows administrators the ability to push management settings, which will be installed immediately and securely on their client machines. However, Apple has been slow to provide Configuration Profiles a 1:1 feature parity that Mac Administrators were used to be able to configure through MCX via Workgroup Manager (RIP). There is a need to extract legacy MCX Settings and convert them into a working Configuration Profiles to manage options in a meticulous fashion: thus mcxToProfile. [ Read More... ]