Install OS X 10.10 Yosemite in VirtualBox

The guide below explains how to install OS X Yosemite 10.10 in a virtual machine using the free and powerful VirtualBox. It's based on this pastebin I've found via Google, markdownified and adjusted to work with the official Yosemite release. Legal disclaimer: This guide aims to explain how to…

Backscatter due to loopback MX

At work we have a relatively large shared webhosting system which consists out of two main parts: Database and web server (MySQL and Apache) Mail server (Postfix and Dovecot) However, recently the web server ended up on blacklists (DNSBL/RBL) fairly often, so I did my best to find out…

Install Nginx, PHP-FPM, MySQL and phpMyAdmin on OS X Mavericks or Yosemite

Recently I've got a new MacBook Pro and decided to set it up from scratch, because I use the same Time Machine backup to migrate from since about four years. Perfect time to get rid of the web server/LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) stack and replace it with Nginx…

Raspberry Pi VPN Gateway

Netflix finally arrived in Germany, but guess what? It's library is heavily limited in comparision to the US one and if you like TV series as much as I do, you don't want to wait until they eventually release it year(s) later for us german users. Maybe you've heard…

How to set up proper start/stop services (Ubuntu, Debian, Mac OS X and more)

I’ve noticed that there are a lot of faulty or non properly working start/stop scripts out there in the wild. That’s why I made the decision to build some example or default services for the common distributions (and even operating systems, like Windows). In this case our…

Java 7 on OS X Yosemite

If you want to install Java 7 on OS X 10.10 you probably already came across this annoying message: There is an easy way to fix this while customizing the installer and disabling the OS version check. Here's how to do so: Download the latest Java 7 dmg from…