Fave Friday

Time to round out the week with some awesome things! It's been a while since I've done a Fave Friday and honestly, it's time to look back on great things that make me happy. Maybe they'll make you happy too.

DIY Paper Houseplants by thehousethatlarsbuilt

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer #2

This is basically just a way for me to watch this on repeat over and over again forever. And you too.

Gives me the tingles.

Sunday Stuff // Phasing Vision & Pretty Soldiers

Time for another edition of Sunday Stuff! This time around I picked up some exclusive Pop Funko action in anticipation of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and a few more Pretty Sailors! Exciting stuff.

First up is the Target exclusive "Phasing" Vision (The Vision, to be exact). Since I don't do movie reviews anymore I haven't seen any advance screenings or anything like that, so how Vizh comes to be in the film is still a bit of a mystery. However, I'd put money on him phasing through a baddie's chest and re-phasing and then yeah, you know what happens.

Super cool figure. I'm still not sold on Vizh's new color scheme but maybe like the TARDIS he has some display modes he can cycle through.

Next up! More of the Chibi Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon collectables. As I mentioned last time, Guzu Gallery opened up one of the boxed collections of these figures so folks could pick out what they wanted. I got Sailor Moon and Sailor V last time, so this time I got the rest!

I'm guessing that technically that last figure is Endymion rather than Chiba Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask due to the lack of mask. But I don't think anyone is going to fight over that point. Mars and Jupiter are my favorite of the bunch; I love their stances and their cute shoes.

Last up, another addition to my Doctor Who Eaglemoss collection. Austin Books & Comics tends to not be where I go to get these, as their selection is usually pretty slim. However, today they had a Jabe on the shelf so I had to snag it.

Jabe's dress is my favorite part here, apologies for not taking pictures of the gold leaf detail along the back. Her face isn't quite as spot-on as the other figures I have, but I've found that the more human-like the creature, the less unique/characteristic the figures look. That's why I usually stick with the monsters/baddies. They tend to be way cooler.

And here she is on the shelf with the rest of my collection.

It's getting a bit crowded in there (that picture doesn't even include all of them, there are a few in the front row cut off). I might have to upgrade their storage soon.

I'm hoping to invest in a better camera soon for better shots of my collectables. In the meantime, stay tuned for more nerd collectables, including some new looks at my Adventure Time and Futurama collection displays!

Casper Suite 9.7 Released Today, let's talk Self Service

Hey friends, as you may have noticed Casper Suite 9.7 was released today. For those of you that have been branding your Self Service apps, rest easy. No imagery was changed during this update so my previous guides should still be relevant!

One quick note, though, on how to avoid a "this package is broken" message you might get if you are trying to customize the app. When you download the vanilla Self Service.app from your JSS, make sure you launch the app first and accept the Gatekeeper dialogue.

If you don't accept this message and Open the file it'll totally bork when you try to update the Info.plist CFBundleName. So open it once before you start modifying the file to save yourself a little time and a headache or two.

Github Integer Version EA

So while Github's version titles are cute and whatever, making software packages and scoping policies with long version title names is kind of annoying. I whipped up an EA to make scoping update policies for Github.app on Macs with the Casper Suite a bit easier.

I've also created a page on JAMFNation for tracking and the EA for reference.

Sunday Stuff // Sailor Moon & Sailor V Blind-Box Pick-ups

Okay, so I have to admit that these were not actually in the blind box. I think Guzu Gallery got one of the full-collection boxes, opened it up, and sold them individually. I'm okay with that actually, because that meant I could pick Sailor Moon and Sailor V pretty much just for Artemis and Luna.

I really love the stands for Artemis and Luna; they are complimentary crescent moons. When they are set next to each other, they look at each other and the moons line up.

You can probably tell that the paint jobs are less than stellar, but for $5 a pop I'm totally fine with it. They are still incredibly cute.

The only thing that bothers me is that I have two Sailor Senshi and one Ami out of uniform. I'm going to have to get more to balance them out. Oh darn.

Casper Netboot Imaging Desktop Background

If you were following along on JAMFNation, a post came up about desktop backgrounds. I remember stumbling upon an LCARS-style Casper Netboot desktop wallpaper that I thought was pretty awesome, so I used some Photoshop-fu to update the logo to the most recent one for Casper Imaging (suite v 9.65).

All credit goes to the original creator, who did comment that he loved it on JAMF Nation. Enjoy!

I'm working on getting some more wallpapers made to share that are higher-resolution (at least 15" Retina sized) for general use. Stay tuned for that.