the world really did end when prince died.
In my house I’ve got an old workstation that has a lot of storage available and that I thought would be the best place to fire up that iCloud cache service in System Preferences > Sharing? It used to require macOS Server, but any ol’ macOS since High Sierra can do it.
If you don’t know what the service does, it’s a clever way Apple lets you stash OS updates and iCloud user data in safely encrypted blobs on your local network. So once I pull a macOS software update from the Internet (really probably an Akamai system like Apple does) or an iOS update or my Documents folder syncs up — it can reconcile/validate/download from a local system instead of going off to the Internet and fetching yet another multi-gigabyte file.
Anyway, I checked in on it the other day just to see some idea of how useful it is and I was pretty impressed:
I’m not wise or anything, but I would not rule out anything for 2018.
One of my household IT projects this weekend was to build and deploy a samba4 Domain Controller. I know marginally more than zero about Active Directory, but I am not even exaggerating a little when I say I understand the behind the scenes glue a thousand times better than I did on Friday.
I can’t tell you how to do anything in the GUI, but I can sure as shit manage a GPO with zsh and vim.
(To be fair I have used various LDAPs, was using Heimdal when it was introduced to OpenBSD-CURRENT, but still, I’m rusty on all of it and wasn’t ever an expert. #humblebrag)
If you make your own little private cloud, what should you call it? A humidifier? A vapor trail? A hippy?
If you’re considering downsizing to an iPhone SE, you can set your display zoom to non-jumbo phone dimensions to get a feel for the reduced screen real estate.
Plex is having login problems. Not my apps or my servers, the whole damned service. So the contents of my media server are not accessible. In my home. Where I come. To play. With my toys.
I’m issuing an edict. Blizzard’s new game, Overwatch, doesn’t include OS X in the platforms they support. I hereby declare this to be bullshit.