MacTech 2013

My MacTech was cut a bit short this year and I was really only able to go for the first day. After my talk, I got to see a lot of excellent people and was, as always, excited to see how our industry continues to grow and thrive. I think a lot of people doubted this type of growth would happen a few years ago, with the cancellation of the server hardware by Apple. But it has thrived and from Gothenburg (MacSysAdmin) to Minneapolis (JNUC) to Pennsylvania (PSU MacAdmins) to Los Angeles (MacTech) to San Francisco (WWDC and MacIT), there are more conferences and more people attending those conferences than ever. And all of them increase their game every year. This year, MacTech was bigger and nicer and cooler than ever. I even got a Microsoft Office cert out of it! Good work to Neil and Ed and everyone else involved!!! Also, AFP548 keeps getting better. Thanks to the good folks at AFP548 for a great writeup of the IT sessions from MacTech Conference in LA. Each day, covered here: MacTech_Conference_2013-Gradient-logo-200x073 Now that MacTech is done, time to look forward to the next one, MacIT. If you haven’t checked out MacIT or started making arrangements, check it out here! Podcast, Episode 2

I’m honored that the good people at AFP548 decided to have me in the second episode of their podcast. Thanks to all the people (@sacrilicious @bruienne etc) involved and hopefully you enjoy it! It’s available at or:

Mountain Lion Server Posts on

AFP548 has undergone a new look and feel. But it’s also gotten some fresh faces writing articles and there have also been some links over here about posts I’ve done on services in Mountain Lion Server. Since the introduction of Mountain Lion, the following articles have been posted: Some of these just link to articles I’ve written, others are original and still others link to other sites within the Mac Systems Administrator community. It’s nice that the community is thriving and to see such cross-polenation. So thanks for the links and I look forward to more fresh content and finding other pages I might not otherwise have seen!

Article on Directory Services Plug-ins on AFP548

I published an article up on AFP548 on how directory services plug-ins work.  If you’re curious about directory services plug-ins or just unable to sleep and need something to knock you out, this should be an interesting read.