Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2022-11-04

Ventura is still the dominating topic in the week after its release. We got more articles from admins on managing the new macOS, but also a few issues are surfacing.

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The other dominating topic in tech this week was the Twitter takeover and how or whether the platform will survive and whether users should hold out or not. I am fairly active on Twitter with my @scriptingosx account and to a lesser degree with my personal @titanonearth account, which is nearly 16 years old. Twitter is a main driver of traffic to my weblog, so I have no plans as of yet to leave the platform. But, I will watch and it is likely I will reduce my engagement, possibly to the point where there will only be links to blogposts.

If you are planning to reduce your activity or want to remove yourself completely from Twitter and other social media, you can follow my blog. It has an RSS feed and I strongly recommend using an RSS reader app as an alternative to getting your news addiction satisfied. My favorite is NetNewsWire.

You can also subscribe to the weekly news summary by email. (Or recommend it someone else who wants to reduce their engagement on Twitter or social media.)

And last but not least, there is @scriptingosx@mastodon.social. I’ve had that account for a while already and I can tell that traffic and engagement there has picked up significantly in the last week.

macOS Ventura and iOS 16

Social Media

  • Daniel Jalkut: “In light of everything happening at Twitter, a lot of people are wondering “where to go next”. May I suggest, and I am speaking to myself here too, that you invest in your own blog on your own domain? Own your own content, and share your thoughts independently of dingaling CEOs.”
  • Mr. Macintosh: “MacAdmins asked & Apple listened. The macOS Monterey 12.6.1 M1 IPSW restore file is now available. This is important for 2 reasons: 1) After 11.6/12.6 Apple usually stops creating IPSW’s. 2) Admins can restore M1’s & Ventura can be blocked without updating”

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