2021 Speaker Henry Stamerjohann

 Mat X and JD are joined by Henry Stamerjohann of Zentral Pro Services to talk about the Zentral open source project, the upcoming MDOYVR conference and more.


Mat X and JD


Henry Stamerjohann (Zentral Pro Services)


Zentral open source project (GitHub)

Google’s santa open source project (GitHub)

osquery open source project · GitHub

Free and Open Search: The Creators of Elasticsearch, ELK & Kibana | Elastic

Kibana: Explore, Visualize, Discover Data | Elastic


MDOYVR 2018 – Santa – All about them SHAS)


MDOYVR 2017 – Zentral: What’s New?


MDOYVR 2016  – intro to Zentral



I en förvandlad stad med Emily Handa

Mat X and JD are joined by Emily Handa to discuss moving to Stockholm, plant parenthood, weekends at IKEA, and working as a client platform engineer.


Mat X and JD


Emily Handa


In a City Transformed (I en förvandlad stad) a novel by Swedish author Per Anders Fogelström

MDOYVR 2021 conference 

MDOYVR – all videos (YouTube)

MDOYVR – Python talks

Tim Sutton – Python for Mac Admins

Tim Sutton – Shipping Python to Mac Clients in 2020

Greg Neagle – A Swift Adventure – Moving from Python to Swift

Michael Lynn – Python and ctypes

CI/CD and lil ol’ me

Mat X and JD talk about the upcoming conference, incorporating CI/CD into a small operation, revisiting backups and more.


Mat X and JD


MacDevOps:YVR 2021 Call for Speakers form

How to backup a Discord server with bots

MacAdmins Monthly with Ed Marczak

Arek Dreyer (Apple Books)

“Q Into The Storm” HBO

Felipe Baez – workflow architect for “Q into the storm” documentary

“Do not disturb” on macOS Big Sur 

Charity Majors CI/CD Presentation

Munki (wiki)

MunkiReport (wiki)

Autopkg (wiki)

Tailscale Mesh VPN (macvfx blogpost)

Alex Narvey (GitHub)

Shellfish iOS app

Using the iOS / iPadOS File app

Duplicati (open source backup software)

Rclone (open source cli backup software to manage files on cloud storage)

Borg Backup (open source de-duplicating backup software)

Homebrew tweet about installing infinite python

AWS Open Search

Elastic Search

Tim Bray (former SUN, Google, Amazon): “I’’d really like to see AWS split off from the rest of Amazon”

Java Supreme Court Case (Google vs Oracle)

Microsoft and Open JDK (Java)

Jacob’s post “Embrace the Grind”

Postlab – git for video editors

APFS Time Machine on macOS Big Sur (eclectic co / Howard Oakley)

Arq backup (uses APFS snapshots)

Carbon Copy Cloner (uses APFS snapshots)

Overview of ZFS snapshots

History of ZFS (mentioning the lawsuit situation which possibly prevented from Apple from adopting it)

MacDevOps:YVR 2021 conference (website)

Snipe-IT as an Open Source Business

Mat X and JD talk with Alison Gianotto, creator of Snipe IT about running a company during the pandemic and how to make a business around open source asset management. (This is Part 2 of our interview)


Mat X and JD


Alison Gianotto (@snipeyhead Twitter)


Snipe-IT (Open source)

Open source asset management with Snipeyhead

Mat X and JD talk with Alison Gianotto, creator of Snipe IT about running a company during the pandemic and how to make a business around open source asset management. (Part 1)


Mat X and JD


Alison Gianotto (@snipeyhead Twitter)


Snipe-IT (Open source)

Tracking the Trackers

Mat X and JD talk about new privacy incidents using tracking pixels, Apple releases deploying Big Sur tech video, CI/CD workflows and more.


Mat X and JD


MDOYVR 2021 Call for Speakers



Backblaze tracking pixels incident

MailTrackerBlocker (GitHub)

Apple vs (Fortnite) Epic Games (Wikipedia)

Cost of delaying a push to prod with CI/CD pipelines (Twitter)


Canadian Airport Codes

Linux DNS mind map (@dave_universetf)

Minecraft server template (Linode)

How to deploy macOS Big Sur in your organization (Apple)

Restore M1 Mac with Twocanoes MDS 

Community built PPPC screen recording profile (GitHub)

FleetDM – open source device management based on OSQuery

Glitter bomb catches scammer (YouTube)


Osquery – Open source device management and security tools

Mat X and JD talk to Zach Wasserman, a MDOYVR 2018 Speaker, about Osquery,  and FleetDM, an Open Source Software project for device management with security at its core.


Mat X and JD


Zach Wasserman


Zach W (Twitter)

Exploring osquery – Zach W (MDOYVR 2018)


Linux foundation

Fleet (Osquery device management)

Try Fleet (GitHub setup instructions)

Osquery Slack

Osquery packs:

Fleet-aware with Jonathan Haenchen

Mat X and JD talk to Jonathan Haenchen, a MDOYVR 2019 Speaker, about Salt stack, Chef, and working for a company that embraces Open Source Software.


Mat X and JD


Jonathan Haenchen




The Phoenix Project

Salt PSU GitHub report (Wes Whethstone)

Chef configuration management

Salth stack open source configuration management


Apple buys Fleetsmith

Let’s Encrypt (free certificates)

Fleet – open source device management with OSquery

OSquery open source project

Julia Evans DNS lookup tool

MunkiReport plugins (create your own modules for this munki reporting tool)

Blue team (computer security)

munki pkg (make packages of folders of stuff to deploy via munki or other tools)

Recipe robot (make recipes for Autopkg)

autopkg (automation framework to download software for munki)

MDOYVR 2021 Call for Speakers

Mat X and JD talk about the call for speakers for MDOYVR 2021, burned out employees, and better acceptance within the MacAdmins community.


Mat X and JD


MDOYVR:2021 Call for Speakers

Test in production  (Honeycomb)

Quinny Pig advice for burned out employees  

AWS updates Macs to macOS Big Sur

WebKit (Apple’s web engine)

NCSA Mosaic Web Browser

Lynx Web Browser

Mail Tracker Blocker

Autopkg update now with more YAML!

YAML linter (validate your code!)

Autopkgr update

JASON json utility 

TLA (three letter acronym)

TLA expansion

2021 Conferences:

MDOYVR – June 9-11, 2021

JNUC 2021 – ?

MacSysAdmin 2021 – ?

Wasabi – AWS-compatible cloud storage.

Getting SaaS-y with Brian Wilkins

Mat X and JD are joined by Brian Wilkins to discuss SaaS integration, CPE and the ways WFH has changed meeting and team collaboration.


Mat X and JD


Brian Wilkins


SaaS – Software as a service

CPE – Client platform engineer

WFH – Work from Home

IdPIdentity Provider

SQLStructured query language (database)

DR – Disaster Recovery (offsite data and backup systems)

MFAMulti factor authentication

2FA Two factor authentication (Apple)

AWS – Amazon Web Services

NVR – Network video recorder

DocsisCable network protocol


M1 Macs internal storage issues?

Western digital RED drives (PDF)

Xserve setup guide (PDF)

Disaster recovery data (Archiware blog post)

1password for Business (password vault)

Tailscale (wireguard based mesh VPN)

Secrets management for DevOps

Lucid Chart (diagramming tool)

Lucid Spark (white boarding)

AWS (Amazon web services) status dashboard 

Synology NVR (surveillance station)

QNAP tiered data

Postlab – working locally with cloud copies

Slack keyword notifications

Munki repo clean 

WorkSpace One endpoint management

Chef enterprise automation

Google’s Plan B (macOps) mac remediation tool

Okta auth for Google