Category Archives: Work

Change or Repair an IP Address Change on macOS Server

Recently at work, due to a network switch going up and down, our production macOS Server that distributes Profiles to several hundred Macs had it’s Open Directory Master think that is had a self-assigned IP address. While other services remained with … Continue reading

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Snippets on GitHub

I finally started putting up some things at GitHub. You’re not going to find “the next big thing” there like other projects, but I’ve put together a small collection of scripts that I use in my daily life that I … Continue reading

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Packaging Homebrew Binaries for .pkg Distribution

One of the things Homebrew offers the macOS is a vast library of prebuilt binaries and/or the ability to install and compile on-the-fly and have everything “just work.” But, what if you need just one of these compiled binaries for deployment … Continue reading

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Increase Max Files Open/Max User Processes in OS X

Recently I ran into an issue where my OS X Server would become laggy for periods of time and just didn’t seem to be responding as I expected. Now, I do quite a lot with it and between being my … Continue reading

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Create a Standard Sophos Mac Installer pkg for Enterprise Deployment

At work, we use Sophos Anti-Virus for our Macs. We’ve have had it for almost a decade and have had few, if any, issues with it. One of the last items we had left over from our monolithic deployment image was … Continue reading

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Disable the Annoying “Try The New Safari!” Messages

Apple has become extremely aggressive when it comes to some of their software. They seem to have forgotten that you own your computer, not them. Case in point: often you’ll get popups bothering you to “try the new Safari” and, … Continue reading

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