Laser Cutters and Documentation with Howard Oakley (Part 1)

Howard Oakley joins JD and Mat X to discuss recent changes in Apple macOS, writing apps in Swift, and the dangers of learning to program with a laser cutter.

Note: Our interview with Howard ran well over 1.5 hours. Howard is a wealth of information, and we did not want to abridge the interview. This is part 1 of 2.

APL programming language

Swift programming language

Leveraging APFS with APFS snapshots (Mike Bombich)

Managing snapshots (Rich Trouton)

Volume recovery with APFS (Howard Oakley)

SilentKnight (security app)

ArchiChect (universal app checker)

lipo cli tool (Universal app detection)

Apple’s transition to Intel



DevOps For Dummies with Piero and Joaquin

Piero and Joaquin join Mat X and JD to kick off the Summer Book Club with DevOps for Dummies.

DevOps for Dummies (Cheat sheet)

DevOps Days

Agile Manifesto

What is Scrum?

MacAdmins Python

Re-locatable Python

Joaquin’s GitHub

Piero’s GitHub

Nudge (prompts users to install updates via an approved method)

How to make a pull request

William Theaker – (Quick Talk) Running Autopkg with GitHub Actions

Learn GitLab CI

Gord Breckenridge Automates Himself Out of a Job

Gord Breckenridge joins Mat X and JD to discuss supporting art schools, visual effects studios, and automating his way out of a job in the early days with Radmind.

Radmind cli to manage Unix systems

DB Browser for SQL Lite

Operators Band

Wade’s S3 Auth Middleware for Munki

Screens App for iPad

PHP Laravel

Teradici desktop virtual ecosystem

Parsec gaming interactive streaming

Shake compositing software

Munki and MunkiReport 

Online Identity with Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson joins Mat & JD to talk about 20 episodes, MacDevOps YVR 2020, Apple’s WWDC, and online identity.

Foldable Laptop Stand by Levit8

Adventures of an Australian Mac Admin

Your hosts Mat X, JD and Shania talk to Phil Schneider about WWDC 2020 and how he got into tech and discovered the MacDevOps conference. Get ready for a Novel Australian adventure story!

System V Unix

Apple Unix history 


Apple Xsan

Apple’s developer site 

Buy the book DevOps for Dummies

DevOps for Dummies Cheat Sheet

MacAdmin Blogging with Alan Siu

Alan Siu joins Mat X and JD to discuss MacAdmin blogging, and attending MDOYVR not only for the first time, but virtually.

Alan Siu’s Blog

Getting Started with Munki

Alan’s old tech blog

Rich Trouton’s

MDOYVR 2020 Panel – YOLO Ops: Love Going Fast. Hate Breaking Things

Join MacAdmins Slack

Munki-Discuss Mail list

Getting Started with MunkiReport

Behind the Scenes with Felipe Baez.

Mat and JD are joined by Felipe Baez of Cre8ivebeast to discuss producing MacDevOpsYVR 2020 virtually. A blameless post mortem and behind the scenes look at the MDOYVR conference live show.


Epiphan Pearl Mini


MDO YVR conference videos



MacDevOpsYVR 2020 Conference this week

Mat and JD discuss this week’s MacDevOps YVR 2020 Conference. Learn about the single stream for the event, discussion in Discord, and our event line up. Submit your quick talk today.

Get your ticket here.


The MDOYVR schedule


Tim Perfitt talks MDS and open source software

This week our podcast hosts Mat X, JD and Shania chat with Tim Perfitt from Two Canoes software. They discuss the new version of the MDS app for deploying Macs. This app combines open source tools: Munki, MunkiReport, Installr and MicroMDM to make deploying Macs easy and fun.




Zoom Deployment Version


Bienvenue à Montréal

Join Mat X, JD and Shania with on the pod with special guests Nitrane, Ptitufuté, SirThomas and Bahhhh members of the MacAdmins Slack Montreal channel. Bienvenue à Montréal! Find out what anime they are watching and food they eat while managing Macs.

Montréal MacAdmins channel

Anime and TV!_Umaru-chan