“The shame! The shame!”

Today I learned I’ve been pronouncing not one but two words incorrectly my entire life.

Vestigial is “veh-stij-al,” not “veh-stij-ee-al”

and

Detritus is “deh-TRY-tus,” not “DEH-tri-tus”

Flagellation begins at the top of the hour.

Almost My Dad’s French Orange Cake

When I was about 12 or 13, my father introduced me to the best cake I’ve ever eaten–a basic bundt cake, as I remember, soaked in a wonderfully sticky orange syrup.

I tried to find the crinkled, yellowed NY Times clipping in my father’s things after he passed, but I never succeeded.

This NYT Cooking recipe by Moira Hodgson is very, very close to what I remember. It’s probably better to my adult palate because Dad always used orange juice concentrate; I’m sure it was hard to get good oranges in the winter in Maryland. I’ve added a bit of Northern California foodie culture by decorating not only with the called-for icing sugar but also pomegranate seeds and cardamom-scented whipped cream…and a couple of tablespoons of Bruto Americano in the syrup. 

Photo when it comes out on the table tonight!
Merry Christmas, everyone–

Source: Orange Cake Recipe

Remove Individual OS X Configuration Profile via Command Line – Jamf Nation

…the uninstall has to be formatted like: profiles -R -p com.apple.mdm.server.corp.company.com.123af456-78e9-112-123a-123a456789.alacarte …and like @nessts said, you’ll need to get that whole identifier string from the “` profiles -P “` command. If you have a password required to uninstall the profile, that’ll still be necessary from the command line, like it would through the gui. Hope that helps!

Source: Remove Individual OS X Configuration Profile via Command Line – Jamf Nation

Use The Profiles Command In Sierra – krypted.com

To script profile deployment, administrators can add and remove configuration profiles using the new /usr/bin/profiles command. To see all profiles, aggregated, use the profiles command with just the -P option:/usr/bin/profiles -P

– As with managed preferences (and piggy backing on managed preferences for that matter), configuration profiles can be assigned to users or computers. To see just user profiles, use the -L option:

Source: Use The Profiles Command In Sierra – krypted.com

AutoPkg and recipe parent trust info · autopkg/autopkg Wiki

Head unbanged:

By default, if a recipe override does not have any trust info stored (or you attempt to run a shared recipe without an override), it will run after printing a brief warning. autopkg run MakeCatalogs.munki Processing MakeCatalogs.munki… WARNING: MakeCatalogs.munki is missing trust info and FAIL_RECIPES_WITHOUT_TRUST_INFO is not set. Proceeding… You can make AutoPkg refuse to run shared recipes that do not have any trust info by setting FAIL_RECIPES_WITHOUT_TRUST_INFO. You can do that in AutoPkg’s prefer

Source: AutoPkg and recipe parent trust info · autopkg/autopkg Wiki

How to read from and write to .plist files using Python – St. Ignatius College Prep Tech Blog

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Alan! If you’re looking for a quick set of tips on how to get up to speed using Python for macOS administration, this is super helpful for playing with plists:

If you follow the examples in the documentation, though, you may run into some errors.For example, if you paste in the code on how to generate a .plist (even if you import datetime, plistlib, and time), you’ll get an error ofNameError: name ‘fileName’ is not definedand then if you actually define fileName with the past to a file, you’ll getNameError: name ‘dump’ is not definedNow I get that probably dump needs to be imported from some other module, but seriously in documentation you need to have code that people can copy and paste and see the results of and tweak, instead of having code that’s basically useless.

Source: How to read from and write to .plist files using Python – St. Ignatius College Prep Tech Blog