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2016

German LegalTech Overview

This post originally appeared under the title “The rise of ‘LegalTech’: a German market overview” on June, 24th 2016 as a guest post at tech.eu. The latest version of the LegalTech landscape has its own page.

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2015

Apache, MySQL & PHP on OS X El Capitan

OS X 10.11 ships with both a recent version of Apache (2.4.x), as well as PHP (5.5.x), so you’ll just have to install MySQL and go through a few steps to get everything up and running.

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PEAR on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Like previous versions of OS X, 10.11 also ships with PEAR, but unlike previous version (e.g. OS X 10.10 and OS X 10.9) it’s currently not possible to install it, due to permission issues. These issues seems to be caused by the new System Integrity Protection/rootless feature of El Capitan and are a known issue at Apple (rdar://problem/22294777).

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AWS RDS MySQL migration with replication

Amazon Web Services makes it quite easy to replicate MySQL instances running on their RDS service - but sometimes, you’ll still have to do things manually.

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ec2dns 2.0: DNS for EC2 instances

This post originally appeared under the title “ec2dns 2.0 - DNS for EC2 instances” on April, 29th 2015 on the fruux blog.

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EU VAT rules 2015: A mess for startups

This post originally appeared under the title “Why the new 2015 EU VAT rules are actively harmful to startups” on March, 24th 2015 as a guest post at tech.eu.

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The perfect AWS ELB SSL Configuration

When setting up an Elastic Load Balancers (ELBs) at Amazon Web Services (AWS) with HTTPS listeners, the predefined SSL configuration (currently ELBSecurityPolicy-2015-02) is usually perfectly sufficient.

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2014

Federated Stellar addresses

A few days ago a nonprofit foundation, partly backed by Stripe, launched a new decentralized payment network (similar to Bitcoin) called Stellar. Unlike with Bitcoins Stellar doesn’t get mined (so maybe the vast amount of computing power of all this mining hardware could get used to sequence DNA or run SETI@home in the future) and Stellar supports transactions in arbitrary currencies via so called gateways. To learn more about Stellar, their launch blog post and Stripe’s blog post is probably a good starting point.

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PEAR on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Like previous versions of OS X, 10.10 also ships with PEAR. Installing and activating it is easy. Once that’s done PEAR and PECL work as expected (if you also want to set up and install Apache, PHP and MySQL, check this post.

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Apache, MySQL & PHP on OS X Yosemite

OS X 10.10 ships with both a recent version of Apache (2.4.x), as well as PHP (5.5.x), so you’ll just have to install MySQL and go through a few steps to get everything up and running.

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NGINX with syslog support in Docker

If you haven’t heard about Docker, this post will be of little interest, but if you also have started dockering-all-the-things you might have run into the limited log handling capabilities for Docker containers (Docker v0.8.0 is the current version at the time of writing), too. I especially noticed this when trying to run NGINX inside a container.

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PEAR on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Like previous versions of OS X, 10.9 also ships with PEAR. Installing and activating it is easy. Once that’s done PEAR and PECL work as expected (if you also want to set up and install Apache, PHP and MySQL, check this post.

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Apache, MySQL & PHP on OS X Mavericks

I hadn’t really anticipated using this blog any time soon, but since I just got asked a bunch of questions the other day about setting up Apache, php and MySQL on OS X 10.9 Mavericks this seemed to be a good occasion to recycle the following instructions.

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Don't hold your breath!

If I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath for any actual content to show up here. But who knows - now that this is set up again:

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