Techno Bits vol. 99: The Only Way Out Is Through
This week’s Techno Bits newsletter has a summary of the Broadcom Wi-Fi SOC exploit, some great links from Emily Kausalik and Charles Edge on macOS Sierra’s logging system, and some backstage sneak peeks into Merriweather Post Pavilion’s new stage house and the network that supports it, as well as a thank you to Walt Mossberg…
Techno Bots vol. 97: Your Imaging Workflow Is Probably On Fire
At least two MDM vendors are going to be supporting the `InstallApplication` verb in the MDM Specification for the Mac. Why does this matter? As Apple encourages the adoption of MDM and DEP together for configuring user machines, the Munki community (and for that matter, the Puppet and Chef community) saw a path forward that…
Techno Bits vol. 96: A Light at the Horizon
This week’s Techno Bits Newsletter is all about reading the tea leaves, and how the work of Erik Gomez and others is looking promising for leveraging DEP and MDM with existing management systems like Puppet, Chef and Munki. Are we finally seeing the light on the horizon? Could well be.
Techno Bits vol. 77: Summer Engineering Project
This week’s Techno Bits focuses on my Summer Engineering Project: using Raspberry Pis for fun and profit! It was a lot of fun to do some hardware stuff for once, and I’ve ordered some extra kit goodies to try and do some other fun stuff with the Raspberry Pi with cameras and sensors and stuff.…
Techno Bits vol. 75: Adapting to Small Environments
This week’s Techno Bits is out! What’s the sane way to make sure that you’re not aggressively stupid with Munki changes? How do you maintain an orchestra of munki servers without relying upon a source control scheme?
Techno Bits vol. 74: Technical Debt
This Week’s Newsletter has a doozy: Conferences also show you exactly how much work you have left to do. And that’s okay, work isn’t a bad thing. It just sometimes puts that workload in stark relief and that can feel a little bad sometimes. Technical Debt is difficult to overcome because it requires a change…
Techno Bits vol. 72: Be the Back Beat
This week on Techno Bits: WiFi Signal 4.0, Mapping & Understanding the Internet, Server Room B and the Spider Queen, and skilling up this summer. Subscribe today, it’s free!
Apple, Competitive Advantage, and the Fall of RIM
This is part of Techno Bits Vol. 71. If you’d like to read more like it in your email every week, sign up There’s been a lot of talk lately about Apple’s competitive advantage, and how we’re standing at some sort of mobile precipice that might find Apple on the receiving end of the same…
Techno Bits vol. 63: The Transmission Problem
This week’s edition of Techno Bits is now out in the wild, and this week I’ve written about the ransomware trojan that was embedded in Transmission 2.90 by an unknown party who both had an Apple code-signing certificate and access to Transmission’s web server. That’s a huge threat vector, so it might be time to…
Techno Bits Special: Apple, Encryption, the iPhone 5C, and what it all means
A special edition of Techno Bits due to yesterday’s court events surrounding the iPhone and Encryption: Late yesterday, Apple released a letter to their customers, signed by CEO Tim Cook, concerning device encryption. Earlier in the day, a Federal Court, at the request of the Department of Justice, issued a technical assistance order to Apple to get them…