Little Red Corvette

First things first: You can now register for MacSysAdmin 2016, as always in Göteborg, this year from 4 – 7 October 2016. Limited to 240 seats, lots of great familiar and new speakers, and, if I’m not mistaken, the 10th anniversary. Some Swiss people are flying up on Sunday, 2 October, with LX1226, staying at the familiar Elite Plaza, and returning on Sunday, 9 October, with LX1227, or so I’m told. If you’ve been before, I don’t have to tell you anything—if you’ve never been, you really should!

Then Apple held an event on 25 March 2016 and announced Liam, whom we can’t have. But you can now buy a new iPhone 5(S), erm, SE, finally in rose gold! And an iPad Pro that’s smaller than the old, but still current iPad Pro, but the same size as the iPad Air 2, but with better speakers. And—wait for it—in rose gold! Also, the new small one only does USB 2, while the old big one does USB 3 (via @WillBeech (via @marcoarment)).

For those constantly worried about their data in the cloud on other people’s servers—though I’m with Ticci—note that EU-US safe harbour might not apply anymore, but then, we’re not in the EU, instead, we’re an internet piracy haven. And while we’re on other people’s servers: Remember how they with their oh-so secure BlackBerries made fun of us with our “insecure” iPhones? Oops, I guess: Canadian Police Obtained BlackBerry’s Global Decryption Key (via Daring Fireball). Also, other people’s servers: The book I bought and wanted to read while on vacation: Here’s How Google Makes Sure It (Almost) Never Goes Down.—Not unrelated: Lessons learned while protecting Gmail.—And Dropbox announced Project Infinite, which sounds a lot like odrive’s placeholder files—“good… copy; great… steal”, I guess… Let me also note Cloud Status App (via Daring Fireball), which comes in handy when you’re using other people’s servers. Finally, Arq 5 now lets you backup your files even faster, to even more servers, your own or other people’s.

Speaking of the Alphabet’s seventh letter: Chrome 50 ends support for Windows XP, OS X 10.6, other old versions (via Chris Adams).—Those “other old versions”, you’re asking? They include OS X 10.7 and 10.8. Better upgrade soon-ish…

Things I’ve enjoyed (since 13 March 2016, the last invitation):



And so, after I return from summer, we will meet at Gloria on Thursday, 19 May 2016, from 18:45, for the [MacSysAdmin] Bier #53, in the winter…

Marhaba, M&M

PS: Purple Tears (via NextDraft).