Installing Java on macOS 12 Monterey

For some time now, Java is not (pre-)installed anymore, let’s fix that. As I’m writing this, Java 17.0.3 is the latest LTS (Long Term Support) version and Adoptium is one of the best places to find Prebuilt OpenJDK Binaries. Adoptium was known as AdoptOpenJDK, before the project was moved  to the Eclipse Foundation. All available versions for supported platforms […]

Audio Routing and Recording

Originally, an iPod connected to your Mac, would show up in the Spotify app, allowing you to copy songs to the device and enjoy them later, when untethered. Not anymore. Fortunately, the analog loophole still exists; but admittedly, it’s a very inconvenient way to replicate the above mentioned lost functionality. Step1: Install the Soundflower kernel extension, which […]

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 […]