There and back again

“What, you changed your blog? Again?!“. That is something I hear very often these days. And they are right, every single one of them. For a while it seemed that I was changing blogging software and blog themes more often than my underwear. But that is all over now, for...

Cisco AnyConnect Client DNS issues

Since I started using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, I had DNS issues. I could not fully figure out why this happens on my system, but all signs lead to an issue with scoped DNS queries on macOS. Whenever the VPN is established, macOS uses the wrong order to resolve...

macOS: Video files in Quarantine

I am not sure when it exactly started. But some time after I upgraded to High Sierra, VLC started to display a “Verifying the file” prompt with a progress bar whenever I opened a MKV or MP4 file. It did it every time and for every file, which was very...

iMac on the Fritz

After six and a half years of heavy use, my main computer, a mid-2011 27″ iMac, is on the Fritz.It is currently unclear if it is the graphics card itself, some related hardware, or just a worn cable. Maybe I am gonna be surprised and it is something completely...