Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

The ffmpeg command is pretty rad. I’ve written about it before, but now I’m using it to rip the audio out of video podcasts that don’t need video. Extracting an mp3 from video that doesn’t need any video means I can have way more on my iPhone. So here goes: ffmpeg -i randopodcast.flv -vcodec mpeg2video randopodcast.m2v -acodec copy randopodcast.mp3 The video is pretty irrelevant for what we’re trying to do, but it’s great to have smaller files and more of ’em!

July 14th, 2015

Posted In: Mac OS X Server, Ubuntu

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(Allister Banks Guest Post:) As part of my presentations at LOPSA-East(the pdf slides of this one is here) earlier this year, I wanted to demonstrate how quickly you can get a proof-of-concept of Munki running on a recent Mac OS without Server. I had always used Greg Neagle’s awesome intro articles for MacTech(especially part 2,) which were  created back in 10.6 days(simpler times, amirite?) This video takes you through the setup of a Munki repo, and goes on to demonstrate not only basic Munki interaction and functionality, but if you setup MunkiWebAdmin and the reporting scripts on your clients in addition, it does a quick tour of that interface. Setting Up a Munki Repository on 10.7+, Quick MunkiWebAdmin Demo from Allister Banks on Vimeo. Pardon the length, lack of sound and meme’s sprinkled throughout, but I hope it’s of use to someone!

November 4th, 2013

Posted In: Mac OS X

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May 6th, 2012

Posted In: iPhone, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Mass Deployment, Network Infrastructure, Xsan

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January 8th, 2012

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Following an argument I recently had over iPhone security I thought I would post easy to access links that any fanboy can get to regarding the full disk encryption of the iPhone 3gs. En garde, I’ll let you try my Wu-Tang style.

January 31st, 2010

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MacWorld put up the most awesome video ever, from a number of speakers that will be at the show. I don’t know how I missed the request for a little video but I didn’t even enter anything. Which is fine, ’cause anything I would have thought of wouldn’t have been nearly as awesome as all of these clips. Awesome going guys!

January 29th, 2010

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Pete Carroll will be sorely missed by USC fans. I have now gained a little more respect for him. Love that Pete Carroll is using a little of his recent press to contribute some to his charity.

January 23rd, 2010

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I now have an Author Page at Amazon. Not sure why I’m just now getting around to setting this up:

January 14th, 2010

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October 31st, 2009

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The videos for the MacSysAdmin conference are now up, along with sweet pictures of all the speakers wearing foam Snow Leopard hats:

September 25th, 2009

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Mass Deployment, VMware

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