Music is a critical for situations where emotion is peaking—action movies, a night on the town, romantic encounters and even conversations with co-workers or friends who may be a little overly dramatic sometimes.
Yesterday morning I started replying to a co-worker’s message. In it I found myself being a little overly dramatic myself. (Not unjustly.) “Well, OK,” I said. “Just making sure you haven’t forgotten me. I’m out here all alone, you know. All alone. You could probably use this by now:”
Just after that colon was where I wanted to insert a link to Apple’s App Store for a tiny violin app. It was one of the first apps I ever downloaded on my iPhone and was indeed occasionally useful. In my search of the App Store I found not one but four tiny violin apps, each 99¢. Which to choose?
Today, dear reader, let me help you save up to $4 when evaluating tiny violin apps for your iOS device. It’s the least I can do. I’m pretty sure of that. Full text…
Mac Admins, if you’re currently using any version of my Outlook for Mac Exchange Setup Script, I need your responses. The script I’m referencing is available at these two locations:
Version 4.0.1 – http://www.officeformachelp.com/outlook/exchange/setup-script/ Version 4.5.2 – https://github.com/talkingmoose/Outlook-Exchange-Setup
Some planned changes in Outlook for Mac will break the automatic setup portion of the script and I will not be able to create a workaround for it. If you rely on this feature of the script, I need your help to inform Microsoft how many users will be affected by the changes. My goal is to show there is a need
Today, all those folks who couldn’t attend this year’s PSU MacAdmins Conference get to attend virtually! And all those folks who did get to attend now get to attend every session. The fine folks at Penn State University have posted links to most videos from the conference with a few yet to come in their Resources area.
The 40+ videos are posted to YouTube and are free to everyone. They total more than 50 hours of training, education and insight from folks who like to share knowledge. That’s a work week’s worth of content plus some overtime!
Below is the
Threw this together based on a conversation with a former boss…
Update (July 13): Forgot to include a link to download the plists for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. These are the same files I used in my demonstration.
From the home office in Saint Paul, Minnesota, I’m posting my PSU MacAdmins Conference slides here for folks reviewing after my presentation in State College, PA, and for folks who weren’t able to attend this year.
Below are links to both a PDF version as well as the original PowerPoint version, which includes my notes and talking points. Even if you don’t use PowerPoint, Keynote or an Office 2011 trial should
Super excited to be flying out to Penn State tomorrow and attending my first PSU MacAdmins Conference! It’s only five years old but has become one of the five major conferences for Mac administrators in the world as well as the only major east coast conference for those who support OS X and iOS.
I get to present this year and expand on a session I did for the JAMF Nation User Conference back in 2012. That session was about the humble plist. What I didn’t get to cover then was how to use Managed Preferences (MCX) and Configuration Profiles
Strange, happy coincidence—I met the person responsible for the rubber chickens in the purple Wam!Net boxes!
Rubber chickens have their place in technology.
During my first gig as an administrator in the mid 1990s, we brought in Wam!Net, a Minneapolis-based company, to link our office to dozens of remote printing facilities across the U.S. This was before Internet connectivity and FTP were common-place technologies in business.
With as $12,000 annual contract, Wam!Net installed a big purple box with a whopping 400 MB/hour pipe in our office. Today, that’s like the mojo wire of the 1970s that could transmit a page of text over the telephone in only 18 minutes.
The purple box was nothing more than