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 for his incredible career in tech journalism.
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 didn’t include our favorite open source software installation agent. No longer.
Techno Bits vol. 97: Your Imaging Workflow Is Probably On Fire
Also included: Rackmount refrigerators, why decrypting TLS traffic may make your users less secure, and the arrival of spring.
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.
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. I also explain how to buid a RetroPie machine for retro gaming.
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?
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 in understanding – and often times training – but it serves to make your organization stronger.