How to remotely access a Mac behind a corporate firewall

Accessing your Mac remotely isn’t really that difficult, if it weren’t for your resident IT-Department. You could simply open System Preferences / Sharing, enable ARD (Apple Remote Desktop) and check the VNC viewer checkbox. By doing so, your Mac starts listing on port 5900 and you could access it via any VNC viewer, like Chicken of the VNC (for […]

How private are private fields after all?

Last week, I sent the following brain teaser:

Can you write a void hack(Object obj) method that would change foo’s private member variable, so that the output looked like this? Psst: 74 A sharp developer came up with this solution:

Now there you have it. Just because a member is declared private doesn’t mean […]

Why in the world would you think your cell phone would work in your house?

This obviously rhetorical question was asked by Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon‘s CEO. During a short trip to San Francisco last week, I stayed at the stunning Hyatt Regency San Francisco (thanks to a great deal I got on HotWire). The biz section of the morning newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle had an interview with Verizon’s CEO that I found rather […]