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Using Touch ID on Macbook Pro for sudo Authentication

Full credit goes to Cabel Sasser (@cabel) on this one for sharing the original tip. I’m simply sharing it here and showing the process to prove the awesomeness of this capability. Pro MacBook Pro Tip: have a Touch Bar with Touch ID? If you edit /etc/pam.d/sudo and add the following line to the top… auth sufficient pam_tid.so …you can now …

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Cleaning up Exited Docker Containers with Help from Awk and Grep

As we start to mess around more with Docker, one of the things that I have to do regularly is to purge out the containers that are exited and unused. I’ll put the disclaimer here that this is a way to remove ALL exited containers. In other words, any container that isn’t running in detached mode will be destroyed. This …

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Making a Sublime Command Link for OSX

I’ve just switched back to using a Mac platform and started using Sublime as my text editor of choice. In the past I’ve used TextMate, but Sublime has met all of my needs easily including single file edits, project folder edits, context display for languages, and good quick response. One thing I love to do is to work in the …

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DiscoPosse VMUG Presentation (2012): Admin Scripting, Tips & Tricks

In spring 2012 I was lucky enough to be able to be a presenter at the Toronto VMUG. The presentation I gave was titled Admin Scripting, Tips & Tricks. This is a little blast from the past for me, and anyone who was there for it. The focus of the presentation is bringing some scripting, automation and changing the way …