Daniel Kautz

Foot Shot

Windows10 slipped in a new malware feature. I discovered I couldn’t save documents or any output from my applications to my desktop. I was trying to do “save as…” within the application to put say… an Aspire G-Code file on my desktop. The “save as” would “act” like a “search command” and report to me that the document name couldn’t be found. A totally ambiguous response. Six months ago, Windows10 added a new “protection” to...

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Ain’t Broke!

Many people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet. I often say or think the first line. I almost forgot the come-back. Many engineers are tasked with taking something that isn’t broke and make it cheaper to produce and no better than it needs to be. It’s call “planned obsolescence” when the need is determined to be designed-in failure. In...

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Changing Fonts

The first day of a brand new year, 2019, today and a strange thing happened to one of my websites. The fonts changed. I use a program called Artisteer to produce the template that creates the design of the website. The fonts and many other details are saved in a form called a Cascading Style Sheet (CCS). There is apparently a trigger buried or has been hacked into the CCS. This first day of 2019,...

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SSL Website Encryption

One of the reasons I moved to InMotion as my website server provider is they included FREE SSL (Secure Socket Layer) for every domain I add to my account. There are nice technical reasons why they can do this, but I won’t get into the details here. There are two reasons I wanted to add this feature to my websites. First is the eCommerce (store) sites I use to run a KautzCraft Studio Store ,...

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