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Python For Mac Admins session resources

On June 18 and 19, I’ll be giving a talk at the MacDeploy and MacDevOpsYVR conferences, respectively in Calgary and Vancouver. The talk is a whirlwind introduction to “Python for Mac Admins” and is mostly based on code snippets and examples that I’ll be talking through in an interactive Python environment. If you’d like to […]

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Building native extensions since LLVM 5.1

With LLVM / clang 5.1, Apple introduced a change where any unrecognized command option causes a hard failure. Unfortunately, there are many packages in the Python package index that have not yet adapted to this change when building on OS X and include unsupported flags (in my experience it’s usually been -mno-fused-madd). I first started […]

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How to Package Profiles

Part of a managed Mac’s configuration is often one or more Profiles, either Configuration Profiles, or an Enrollment Profile for an MDM server like Apple’s Profile Manager or Cisco Meraki Systems Manager. There are multiple ways to install these. You can have users double-click and install these .mobileconfig files themselves via a website or e-mail […]

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