Outage Outrage

Mat X and JD talk about EveryWorld Virtual Conference in Australia, Outages, backups, Rube Goldberg restoration scenarios and Apple’s new M1 hardware.


Mat X and JD


EveryWorld conference

Scan documents in iOS

Fine Scanner iOS app.

Amazon status page

Down detector: outage monitoring

Anandtech: M1 Mac Mini


iJustine: M1 Mac review 

M1 Mac mini vs Mac Pro

Apple Silicon, EveryWorld, Oh My

Mat X and JD discuss the new Apple Silicon Macs, the EveryWorld conference, and other world events.


Mat X and JD


Every world Conference

iJustine YouTube

Minor Major Version Scripts from  Armin Briegel Scripting OS X and Greg Neagle ManagingOSX blog posts



EveryWorld Conference for Everyone

Mat X and JD talk to Jon Manning and Marcus Ransom about the EveryWorld Virtual Conference in Australia 25-27 November 2020.


Mat X & JD


Jon Manning and Marcus Ransom


Everyworld Conference Wednesday 25 through to Friday 27 November 2020.

Map of Australia

Talking Orbit with EveryWorld speaker Malin

Mat X and JD are joined by developer and podcaster, Malin Sundberg. Malin is a iOS/Mac developer building Orbit and podcaster on Cup of Tech. Malin will be speaking at EveryWorld Virtual Conference in Australia.


Mat X & JD


Malin Sundberg


Malin (Twitter)

Cup of tech (Podcast)

Malin (website)

Orbit time tracking app

EveryWorld conference

Munki and Autopkg best friends with SimpleMDM

Mat X and JD talk to Taylor Boyko from SimpleMDM about the process of integrating Munki and Autopkg.

SimpleMDM Munki tech preview

Autopkg plugin for SimpleMDM

Munki open source project (GitHub)

Autopkg open source project (GitHub)

Autopkgr app to control autopkg

join the MacAdmins Slack


Testing in Production

Mat X and JD are joined on the podcast by David and Piero to discuss Chapter 10 in Emily Freeman’s DevOps for Dummies – “Automating tests”. We discuss how it relates to us IT (Ops) and whether we should be testing in production.


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

Autopkg inspired installomator

EveryWorld conference (Nov 25-27)

Big Sur blocker



Backing Up Big Data

Mat X and JD discuss DevOps for Dummies, the new iPhone 12, T2 Vulnerabilities, Workflows, Backups for big data, and muffins.

iPhone 12

2020 iPhone Comparison Chart

T2 Vulnerability

APFS encryption one liner

Objective-See RansomWhere encryption detection app 

Brew package manager 

How to deal with the discontinuation of your backup and archive software

Tolis Group ceases operation https://www.tolisgroup.com

UNIX Tar  history of

LTFS (linear tape filesystem)

Restoring old Final Cut Pro 7 projects (migrating FCP7 to FCPX)

3-2-1 Backup rule. 3 copies, 2 formats, 1 offsite  

SimpleMDM integrated with Munki and Autopkg

Run SQL in the shell

Using python to monitor logs and output csv (Twitter thread)


Vote for DevOps

Mat X and JD discussing the DevOps for Dummies bookclub, zsh, ansible, the recent MacSysAdmin conference and data analysis with JupyterLab.

Charity majors. Managers on call – Charity Majors on Twitter

Ansible for DevOps ( Book by Jeff Geerling)

MacStadium ansible webinar video

Voter Registration in Canada

How to Register to Vote (USA)

Project Jupyter – web-based interactive development environment for Jupyter notebooks

Practical Scripting talk @ MacSysAdmin Online 2020

Check Installer Pkgs for deprecated scripts  

InstallinstallmacOS.py – GitHub – munki/macadmin-scripts

Tailscale (an implementation of WireGuard VPN)

Wireguard (open source secure, fast VPN tunnel)

MacSysAdmin Online 2020


Hey Siri, Save My Mom

Mat X and JD discuss Siri coming to the rescue, pumpkin muffins, MDM and platform changes, new music and more.

Apple’s JNUC Presentation on Deploying Big Sur (Mike /  Michelle)


Reagan Youth – I Hate Hate (Apple Music)

The SpecialsA Message To You  (Apple Music)

Public Enemy –  WYGDWTGGD (Apple Music) 

Operators – Radiant Dawn (Apple Music)


“So You Want To Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo

DevOps for Dummies (Cheat sheet)


Do The Right Thing movie


Munki  5.1 and the Python symlink 

BBEdit. It doesn’t suck.

Widgetsmith (iOS custom widgets app)

Bookclub Chapter 5

Mat X and JD are joined by David and Pierro for the book club to discuss chapter 5 of DevOps for Dummies by Emily Freeman.

Chapter 5: Measuring Your Organization. People, process and technology. The tripod of DevOps.

Order DevOps for Dummies on Amazon

Emily Freeman (Twitter)

Emily Freeman (Web)

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