Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-08-05

“So, do you think one day robots will have human rights?”

“Perhaps,” the robot said, “but first I want to see all humans have human rights.”

“What do you mean? All humans do have human rights. It’s in the name.”

“Then I first want to see all humans considered human.”

“Oh. Yeah.”

(Micro SF/F stories)

📰News and Opinion

🔥MacAdmins 2020 Campfire Sessions

These are the slides and notes for yesterday’s sessions. The recorded videos will be made available soon.

You can still register for the upcoming sessions. You can see the schedule here. (Yes, that is me presenting next week on “Moving to zsh.”)

⚙️macOS Catalina 10.15 and iOS 13 Updates

🦠Coronavirus and Remote Work

🐦MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Arroz: “macOS supplemental update: 1.59 GB. iOS minor update: 77 MB. It almost seems like someone cared enough to implement an efficient incremental update… for just one of the platforms.”
  • Victor (groob): “Apple should remove package scripts. Rather than removing though, I’d love to see a stricter API. Scripts would be great with an embedded language like starlark.”
  • Darren Wallace: “New Apple Business Manager (only) Terms and Conditions incoming on the 16th June 2020. Must be agreed to continue with Automated Enrolments and Volume Distribution. The updated terms should already be viewable here.
  • Tim Sutton: “Whoever at Apple decided that all of system_profiler’s datatypes arguments should redundantly contain SP and DataType, and that they be case-sensitive..”
  • Eric Holtam: “Any developer that wants to know how to provide release notes see BBEdit. This. This is how you provide release notes.

🐞Bugs and Security

🔨Support and HowTos

🤖Scripting and Automation

♻️Updates and Releases

📺To Watch

🎧To Listen

🎈Just for Fun

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