Daniel Kautz

macOS Localhost:8080 SOCKS Proxy Issue

There has been an Issue with my MAC mini with Mojave V. 10.14.5. I am being specific here as I don’t know how universal this issue is.  Some thing (maybe a virus) has been installing a SOCKS proxy server at localhost port 8080. on my Ethernet connection. I haven’t tried a Wifi connection. I want the speed of a wired LAN connection. What that does, is create many timeouts with the MAC Mail application and...

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Abusive User Reports

There are a lot of trolls and grinches is the world of consumer user reports. Also, some ignorant users who have no qualms about revealing their ignorance because they have no clue how ignorant they are. The concept of finesse in using a product or tool escapes them. Their world is “plug and play”. Problems or failure is never their own. Blame always belongs to the product or maker. They enjoy a sense of “empowerment”...

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Carveco = Vectric?

I received an email a few days ago from a software company named “Carveco”. It was an introduction and an offer to pre-invest in CAD software that replaces a product called ArtCAM. I had not realized that Autodesk had shut down ArtCAM last year. It appears they sold out to this Carveco group. ArtCAM was pretty much the top level program for 2.5 D CAD/CAM in sign making, wood carving, and what I do in...

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A Camera for MAC

Added a camera to the MACmini.  macOS is intended to work with iSight camera built into the Apple screens and laptops. So sometimes it can be problematic adding a USB camera to the Apple Operating System.  I have a Logitech 9000 pro, a rather older edition in the Logitech camera line. I did some on-line research and Logitech says no drivers are necessary for the latest macOS. I plugged the camera in the one of...

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