Virtualising Servers on a Mac ESXi Host

I’m writing this one because I’ve faced quite a few gotchas, and I’m still not there yet. The basic theory is to take a whole bunch of servers that I currently run and make them into virtual machines that can be moved around and generally make more...

Netgear and VPN Passthrough

I’ve just spent a couple of weeks fighting with a very frustrating problem- setting up VPN passthrough on a Netgear DGND3700v2. This is a reasonably high end device (for Netgear) and actually contains the ability to terminate VPN endpoints. However the built in...

Malwarebytes Anti Malware

This product used to be known as Adware Medic but has recently been acquired by Malwarebytes. They now have a free home use version and several different paid products for business. I used the home version to test. I don’t currently use antivirus on my machine-...

When your Internet Dies

What do you do when your internet connection goes down? Do you sit and twiddle your thumbs until it comes back up? Or do you realise how much it is costing you in lost productivity and yell at people until something is done?   Recently my ISP (who shall remain...
WordPress Backups

WordPress Backups

This might seem like a pretty boring subject for a post, but if you spend time on the internet (we all do!) then you may have noticed that the WordPress platform is getting more and more popular. It uses templates for general look and feel, widgets to extend...
Digitally Sign Mac Emails

Digitally Sign Mac Emails

We all use email extensively, but we tend to forget the fact that it isn’t encrypted by default…..The best analogy is to think of an email like a postcard- yes, anyone involved between sending and delivery can read it- it’s plain text and...