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114: Six Degrees Of Xerox PARC

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Recorded on August 19, 2015

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Followup: Joe discusses more followup with his client and the Apple ID issue. He ultimately got his case escalated to Apple ID Engineering Team.

- Joe, Sam & Jerry reflect on their experience at MacTech NY where they not only attended but were topic presenters. Kudos to organizer Neil Ticktin, and session chairs Kim Manitt from MacDivas and Chuck Edwards from Charles T. Edwards, LLC

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- Jerry talks about updating / imaging 21 Mac Minis in a school Music Lab. He completes the job with a "poor mans" version of Deploy Studio via SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drives - http://amzn.to/1JxnO7V

Mention Of Sam Valencia’s great Imaging on OS X Learn by Video: Modular Vs Monolithic Images Peachpit Course -  http://www.peachpit.com/store/imaging-on-os-x-learn-by-video-modular-vs-monolithic-9780134184517

Carbon Copy Cloner was used to image the Macs and also include the new Recovery Partition. Invaluable! http://bombich.com

- Sam shares an email exchange with a client that turns from terse to positive. A lesson to be learned by not responding to emails too quickly.

- Joe shares the history behind the location of his business PSIMac. Joe's story of PsiMac office being the former office of Jack Goldman, founder of Xerox PARC and chief scientist for years. An incredible link with computer history, the origins of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Steve Jobs and Apple Computers. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Goldman

http://www.wired.com/2011/12/goldma/

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/05/16/creation-myth

Joe's story of PsiMac office being the former office of Jack Goldman, founder of Xerox PARC and chief scientist for years

- Sam closes the show with an unusual issue with a client machine that had unusual file ownership issues. Mentioned is the cfprefsd function that has been a part of Mac OS since Mt Lion - http://manytricks.com/blog/?p=3049

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