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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.

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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.

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TimeMachine corruption: Use btrfs :-)

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 […]

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Installation früherer Versionen von Steuersoftware auf MacOSX

Viele (alle?) der kantonalen Steuerprogramme der Schweiz sind in Java programmiert. Leider ist der Installer und das Startprogramm für ältere Versionen unter Mac OS X nur unter PowerPC bzw. der Rosetta-Emulation ausführbar. Die stellt Apple seit vielen Jahren nicht mehr zur Verfügung. Wenn man nun ältere Steuerdaten nochmals auf einem neuen Mac, z.B. unter Mountain […]

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Installation of old Swiss tax software on a new Mac

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