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115: Interview With Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary- Washington DC


Recorded on August 25, 2015

The CCP Team is joined by Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary, IT services firm in Washington DC area - http://www.technolutionary.com

Tom is very active as part of the MacDMV Advisory Groupin the DC, MD and VA area. MacDMV’s website http://www.macdmv.com - and Twitter: @mac_dmv

- The discussion begins with System Integrity Protection, the new rootless mode in El Capitan 10.11.
Tom publishes a TinyLetter where he discusses the information presented by Rich Trouton at MacDMVhttp://tinyletter.com/technobits/letters/techno-bits-vol-34-the-dog-days-of-august-and-system-integrity

System Integrity Protectionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Integrity_Protection

- Tom recounts some of his experiences creating WiFi access for a major performance venue.
Ruckus WiFi System http://www.ruckuswireless.com

Tom Bridge and Chris Dawe slide presentation from: 2015 Mac Admins Conference at Penn State
Fundamentals of Wi-Fi (or, Arguing with Physics) – Tom Bridge, Chris Dawe - http://macadmins.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1567/2015/07/WS01-01-Wi-Fi_Workshop_Slides.zip

Other mentions:
Jeanette Lee From Ruckus - Twitter: @ruckusgirl
NetSpot Pro for Site Surveys - http://www.netspotapp.com
Google’s new OnHub Product - https://on.google.com/hub/
Andrew von Nagy @revolutionwifi & Glenn Fleishman @GlennF on Twitter.

According to the Wirecutter 2014 the best Best Powerline Networking Kit is the ZyXEL 1200 Mbps Powerline AV1200 Gigabit Adapter Kit (PLA5405KIT). http://amzn.to/1It9pTd

The white paper Tom mentions on Beam Forming, from Ruckus: http://c541678.r78.cf2.rackcdn.com/wp/wp-using-all-the-tools-you-can.pdf

The Wirecutter Reviews Google's OnHub - "The OnHub’s performance at close range (with a laptop in the same room as the router) was 42 percent and 47 percent slower than the similarly priced AirPort Extreme" - http://m.thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-wi-fi-router/#competition

Will WiFi Kill Us? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionizing_radiation - "WiFi or RF is light in a different spectrum"

Munki is a set of tools that, used together with a webserver-based repository of packages and package metadata, can be used by OS X administrators to manage software installs (and in many cases removals) on OS X client machines. 
Munki - https://www.munki.org/munki/

AutoPkg http://autopkg.github.io/autopkg/ is a system for automatically preparing software for distribution to managed clients. Recipes allow you to specify a series of simple actions which combined together can perform complex tasks, similar to Automator workflows or Unix pipes.
Munki-In-A-Box - https://github.com/tbridge/munki-in-a-box

Brian Best's Product Incorporating Munki, GruntWork http://mac-msp.com/gruntwork "Install Mac-MSP Gruntwork and let us take care of the time consuming and mundane “grunt work” – while you and your team work on what really matters: delivering your expertise, building projects that bring you revenue, and making your organization more efficient."

Fact: Facebook uses Munki for package management!

- The discussion closes with some great advice about why you should use Caching Server.

Slack for Mac Admins: A primer: Why should you be on Slack? - http://macs.ws/1VlKTfS

You can find Tom Bridge on Twitter at @tbridge

Signup of his Tiny Letter here:  https://tinyletter.com/technobits