Interviewing Chip Pearson

We interviewed Chip Pearson of Jamf Software this week on the pod, and the episode dropped today, and if you’ll pardon the cliché, it’s our best episode yet. Chip gives us a view into what it was like to be a Mac Admin in the days when Timbuktu was king, when AppleTalk Zones were still a big potential hurdle, and the Mac IIcx was the workstation du jour. He talks about quitting his job one morning, what it’s like to move from consultant to product to chairman of the board.

I remember very clearly seeing Chip speak at Macworld when I was still a very wet-behind-the-ears IT consultnat, and his message of empathy and focus on the role of the individual in tech’s embrace within your organization was very critical.

This was a fun interview, and it’s worth your time. Thanks Chip!


MacAdmins Podcast Episode 5: SSO & Puppies, Two Adoption Tales

I suppose we could’ve made that “tails” and had a good laugh about how cute the puppy was. Episode 5 saw us talking with Andrew Seago of MacBrained, as well as Miles Leacy of Walmart. We had some audio drama, but we learned a lot in the process. Listen in for discussions of WWDC’s rumor mill, single sign-on as it stands today and in the future, and a whole segment on the importance of communities like the awesome MacBrained.


New Podcast: MacAdmins Episode 1

While I was in London for MacADUK, Charles Edge and I started talking about adding a Podcast to the MacAdmins community, and as it happened, we weren’t the only ones who wanted to start something new. Adam Codega from Upserve, Dr. Emily Kausalik, Jason Miller from Thumbtack, Marcus Ransom from RMIT, Pepijn Bruienne from University of Michigan, and John Kitzmiller from Fastly all wanted to chip in, and we’re going to rotate through hosts on the show as we go.

First episode is now posted, and it’s Adam, Dr. Emily, Charles and myself, talking a bit about iOS 9.3, Apple’s Ethernet Drivers, and Google SSO, before we sat down for an interview with the Organizing Committee of the Penn State University Mac Admins conference.

Come on out and listen!