What I learned at MacADUK 2018 or: Things People Told Me That I Didn't Know Before

A platform for platforms MacADUK 2018 was a forum for a discussion of platforms. There were fewer technical talks on individual tools, and more focused on the importance of implementing systems to seamlessly deliver those tools. Talks such as Diana Birsan's and Graham Gilbert and Brett Demetris's were instructive on…

Deploying and configuring Prism 7

GraphPad Prism is a scientific application that, according to the vendor blurb, "combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting (nonlinear regression), understandable statistics, and data organization." It is licensed software, available in a number of flavours. Deploying and licensing the application is relatively simple, and GraphPad provide some helpful…

Apple Remote (No)Desktop

I'm a simple person. Fortunately, here's a simple problem, with a simple solution. In my shop, for various reasons, we don't use Apple Remote Desktop as a support tool. However, I use it to connect to test machines from my Macbook. As those test machines are in shared offices, I…

A matter of time...

Like many Mac Admins out there, my shop uses DeployStudio as a major part of its Mac deployment workflow. It is, clearly, a great tool, and one that, despite being closed source, sees issues and bugs addressed in a...timely manner. That was a little joke about time. I had…

#MacAdUK 2016

or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Drink From The Firehose On 9th-10th February 2016, the Mac Admin and Developers Conference UK took place in London's St. James Theatre. While gatherings of Mac Admins are nothing new (see the sterling work of London Apple Admins), this is the first…