Tag: Mac OS X

  • VirtualBox DHCP nameserver for NAT network

    VirtualBox DHCP nameserver for NAT network

    VirtualBox is a great environment for testing networking tools such as opDNS. However, I did not get the VirtualBox DHCP server for NAT network to provide nameserver information, even though the client asks for it. Here’s a simple solution to this problem.

  • Keep Time Machine backups from slowing down your server

    Time Machine backups to a Linux machine running Netatalk is a very convenient way of safeguarding your data. However, the I/O load on the server machine can sometimes become very high. Here is a quick hack to improve this, if you need AppleTalk AFP services mostly for TimeMachine.

  • TimeMachine corruption: Use btrfs ­čÖé

    I do run TimeMachine backups from my MacBook to my Linux server, which is very convenient. However, I sometimes close the MacBook while the backup is going on and walk away. I believe this is the cause for the TimeMachine corruptions that I have once in a while. Even though I tried fixing these TimeMachine…

  • Installation fr├╝herer Versionen von Steuersoftware auf MacOSX

    Installation fr├╝herer Versionen von Steuersoftware auf MacOSX

    Viele (alle?) der kantonalen Steuerprogramme der Schweiz sind in Java programmiert. Leider ist der Installer und das Startprogramm f├╝r ├Ąltere Versionen unter Mac OS X nur unter PowerPC bzw. der Rosetta-Emulation ausf├╝hrbar. Die stellt Apple seit vielen Jahren nicht mehr zur Verf├╝gung. Wenn man nun ├Ąltere Steuerdaten nochmals auf einem neuen Mac, z.B. unter Mountain…

  • Installation of old Swiss tax software on a new Mac

    Installation of old Swiss tax software on a new Mac

    This text is only available in German: Installation früherer Versionen von Steuersoftware auf MacOSX