Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-04-24

One of those “in between” weeks, where nothing particular happens, but enough to fill a newsletter. As usual, many thanks to everyone who shares their knowledge in a post.

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News and Opinion

macOS Catalina 10.15 and iOS 13 Updates

Coronavirus and Remote Work

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Adam Codega: “You can place custom Teams video call backgrounds in ~/Library/Application \Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads I imagine an upload GUI button will be coming soon. If you place it manually, Teams displays a broken thumbnail icon because of .DS_Store in the folder.”
  • Erik Gomez: “How I explained my job today: Imagine managing 80,000 servers, each one a unique node with a very opinionated System Administrator who indirectly and directly tries to break everything you do.”
  • Tim Perfitt: “The new T2 Macs had a bit of twist for Winclone. If you are migrating a Boot Camp partition from a non-T2 mac to a T2 Mac, the restored Boot Camp partition doesn’t have the Apple SSD driver need to boot and it blue screens.”
  • Carl Ashley: “Python versions 2.7.18, 3.7.7, and 3.8.2 from python.org are now codesigned bugs.python.org/msg366846

Bugs and Security

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Apple Support

Updates and Releases

To Listen

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5 thoughts on “Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-04-24”

  1. Hi, I have a suggestion: if it’s possible using your blogging method, it would be awesome if the links opened in a new tab using the “target=’_blank'” method (dragging from a 10-year old memory, so let’s just say, something like that!). My way of reading your weekly summaries is to open all the links I’m interested in in new tabs, then work through them all. What do you think?

    1. Surprisingly not trivial to add this to the blog, since I assemble this in an external editor in Markdown and push it to this blog and the email list platform separately. Sorry.

      In Safari, I use command-click to open a link in a new tab _behind the current tab_. (You can customize this behavior in Preferences > Tabs.) Other browsers will have similar behavior.

      Or subscribe to the email list. Links from the email will automatically open in a new tab/window.

      1. That’s fair enough, and yes, I do also right-click-open-in-new-tab *when I remember*. The email idea is also a good one. I normally start at #blog-feed 🙂

    2. Hi Graham,

      Why don’t you open them all with the ⌘+click shortcut? That will force opening them in a new tab.

      1. Hi Kornel, yes, I do that. But sometimes I forget. It’s not a big deal.

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