Weather in your iOS and macOS Calendars

One of the things I like best about Google Calendar is its extensibility. You can add calendars for virtually everything; sports, holidays, shared calendars, and weather. For managing personal appointments and family events I use Google Calendar as the backend but I prefer the native experience of macOS and iOS Calendar.app. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   One feature Apple still has not integrated into the Calendar....

July 10, 2016 · 2 min · Chris Short

Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac

On June 1, 2016, Microsoft released an update to it’s Remote Desktop client for Mac OS X via the Mac App Store. The update to version 8.0.32 broke some functionality for people. The most commonly reported error I have seen is “Connection reset to peer” before authentication. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   Sadly, unless you have a Time Machine backup to grab the old version from you are likely going to have to find an alternative....

June 9, 2016 · 1 min · Chris Short

My Mac OS X Setup Guide

I happen to be someone that finds themselves setting up new systems for myself often. I have to remind myself there are tools that I need installed before the scenario in which I need to use them (on an airplane, during a crisis, etc.). I use a Mac so this list of software and setup is going to be very Mac OS X centric. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   From the web:...

June 8, 2016 · 2 min · Chris Short

GNU sed on Mac OS X

Like a lot of systems folks I use sed, a lot. It is probably an unhealthy amount of sed use but so be it. I operate on a lot of Linux servers but my desktop environment of choice is Mac OS X which means BSD tools (not the Linux-y GNU tools). The differences are relatively subtle between BSD sed and GNU sed. However, most of my work is done through iTerm (a literal black box)....

June 1, 2016 · 2 min · Chris Short

Tangible Intangibles: Questions to Ask While Being Interviewed

A few weeks ago a co-worker and I were discussing some things we really enjoyed about our work environment. It reminded me of a few key questions I ask (or things that I look for) during an interview that typically indicate whether or not a job is going to be a good fit or not. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   What do you use for e-mail?...

May 10, 2016 · 4 min · Chris Short