Recorded live on November 26, 2013
Joe installed Knock app last week and noticed that it moved itself from the ~/Downloads folder to the /Applications folder without needing to authenticate despite being logged into a standard user account. Joe checked permissions on /Applications and found that the folder permissions were configured to give Everyone Read/Write access. Repaired permissions for the first time in forever and it corrected this and a few other things.
New Mac Pro on December 3rd? Expect Promise to release new Pegasus 2 alongside Apple's Mac Pro release. Look for discounts on original Promise Pegasus models.
Jony Ive biography by Leander Kahney, recommended by Jerry
Guest Pass app to generate iOS profile granting temporary access to a wifi network
KeyCard app to lock and unlock your Mac based on iOS device proximity
Indigo for home automation
Client gifts: how to select clients? Contract clients? Nurturing existing client relationships and rekindling old client relationships.
Client gift ideas: chocolate macaroons, iKlear kits, scotch
Tip from Ryan Powell: I gift throughout the year by giving new clients a "new client care package" with little Klear singles, microfiber cloth, referral cards drive savers pamphlet and an explanation of my monthly support plan. The referral card is a little elevator pitch about the company, short link to the contact form with the promise of a free phone consultation, then when a client books an appointment I'm sure to give the referring client a small account credit as a thank you.
Sending a Thank You cards to new clients
Referral credit vs. something tangible like an iTunes gift card
What's in your Consultant Go Bag? Examples:
- MagSafe to MagSafe 2
- Thunderbolt to FireWire
- Thunderbolt to Ethernet
- USB to Ethernet
- Ethernet cables
- USB flash drive with partitions for Mac OS installations, diagnostics
- FireWire 400 to 800
- FireWire 800 to 800
- USB, mini USB, micro USB
- USB to Lightning
- USB to 30-pin
- iPhone Headphones
- Tools including screwdrivers, spudger, putty knife
- Memory assortment for all Intel Macs from lifetimememory.com
Joe's current bag: iBackFlip Somersault